Knitting, Dying and Printing Processes
The appearance and the feeling of a cloth highly depends on the knitting, printing as well as dyeing. Dyeing, for example, is the process where color tends to be imparted on a cloth. Yard dying tends to be done before knitting and is mainly done with the intention of producing plaids, gingham checks, woven stripes, as well as many other special effects. In a situation where one wants to ensure a denim construction, one would need to combine blue dyed warp yarns and while filling yarns. Using this method, the fabrics tend to be passed through rollers with spread color evenly on the fabric and at the same time get rid of any excess dye from the fabric.
Packaging dyeing tends to be yet another method of dying which involves winding of yards on a cylinder with the intention of impacting color on it. The dye tends to be forced from the outside into the packages while more dye is forced from the inside out under pressure. There also tend to be computers use with the intention of increasing speed and accuracy. It would be possible for one to print a fabric easily especially where he or she has the right skill material and the machine. With this type of printing, it is possible for one to yield 50 to 100 yards per minute.
Color designs are best administered on fabrics through using automatic screen printing. When it comes to dealing with larger fabrics, one would need to ensure automatic screen printing although he or she would need to know that the process tends to be slower when compared with most printing methods. Flatbed screen printing tends to be reproduced on a fine mesh of screen with each mesh supposed to deal with a single color. In case there is any part that is not to be covered with the dye, it tends to be covered with some dye resistant coating or a lacquer. Depending on what one wants, it is possible to have up 16 colors on a fabric.
Design and durability highly relies on the finishing one puts after printing. One can choose one of the finishes thanks to many options availed. One would need to note that cotton tend to be properly finished when compared to other types of fabrics. One would also need to know that the finishing tend to influence the feel and the look of a fabric with some finishing making it possible to add a durable press, flame resistance, water repellency, shrinkage control among other effects. Depending on what one wants, it is also possible to add more than one finish to a single fabric for durability and aesthetic values of the fabric and the final clothing in question.