Understanding Important Aspects of Knitting, Dyeing, and Printing
The process of knitting, dying, and printing tend to play an important role on matters pertaining the general appearance of the final clothing. Dyeing is a process where the color of the fabric tends to be changed. 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. 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 common method of yarn dyeing which involves winding of yarn on perforated cylinders which are then placed on vertical spindles on around dying machine. The dye tends to be forced from the outside into the packages while more dye is forced from the inside out under pressure. Printing has also incorporated use of computers with the intention of increasing 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. One can print long runs of fabric designs with a roller printer capable of yielding 50 to 100 yards per minute.
Automatic screen printing is yet another method of printing which involves ensuring colored design on the fabric. In an instance where one wants to produce larger designs, he or she would need to utilize this method of printing but would need to know that it tends to be slower. One can also utilize flatbed screen printing which uses a fine mesh of screen with each mesh handling its distinct color. It would be essential for one to note that it is possible to excempt dyeing from some parts of a fabric where need be. Depending on the design one wants on a fabric, it is possible for one to have more than 10 colors on one fabric.
The fabric production also demands good finishing for a long-lasting printing effect. One would also need to note that there are hundreds of finishes that one can apply on the textile. One would also need to note that it tends to be easy to do finishing on cotton fabric 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. It also tends to be possible to add more than one finish to a given clothing for various reasons.