Roles of Knitting, Dyeing, and Printing in the Quality of Fabric
The appearance and the feeling of a cloth highly depends on the knitting, printing as well as dyeing. Dyeing is a process where the color of the fabric tends to be changed. Yard dyeing, for example, is a process where dying tend to happen on yarns with the intention of producing checks, gingham, woven stripes and many other special effects on clothing. In a situation where one wants to ensure a denim construction, one would need to combine blue dyed warp yarns and while filling yarns. One tends to pass the fabric through the padded rollers where the color spreads throughout the fabric while the excess color is pressed out of the fabric.
Package dyeing is yet another method that is utilized when it comes to dying of fabrics. 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.
Automatic screen printing is yet another method of printing which involves ensuring colored design on the fabric. This method is known to producing more intricate designs, larger designs and various handcrafted effects although it tends to be slower than roller printing. One can also utilize flatbed screen printing which uses a fine mesh of screen with each mesh handling its distinct 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 the design one wants on a fabric, it is possible for one to have more than 10 colors on one 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. It is also essential to note that finishing of cotton tends to be easier and more efficient when compared to other types of fabrics. Among the things finishing does on a clothing includes adding water repellency, flame resistance, shrinkage control or any other effect one would need to ensure on a fabric in question. It also tends to be possible to add more than one finish to a given clothing for various reasons.