Digital Textile/fabric Printing – A complete business process guide for digital textile printing is a guest post written for us by Atul Sharma. Atul is a Digital Textile Industry Professional.
What it is – The Definition?
Digital textile/fabric is the process where you can print digital files onto the fabric. A digital printer does the printing on the surface of the fabric through a state of the art Drop on demand Head Technology which sprays water based inks on the surface of the fabric on the design area with the fabric. It is easy as like printing at home with A4 size printer, however there is more step/sub-process included while we talking about finished product.
Positive of Digital Printing
Unlimited color possibilities – Unless the traditional printing ,There is limitless possibilities in digital printing while one can print with 16 Million colors type ,Yes you read it correct in first time “16 millions Color”.
Low Stock cost – One can keep a stock of RFD fabric and print according to the demand from the market, Even there is no cost of printing samples as every sample is on one`s computer.
Low Infrastructures cost- The space required by digital printing setup is very less compare to traditional printing setup.
Personalization- Every yard you print can be completely customized and personalized. Print fabric
Low manpower cost & Time saver – Traditional methods and process where there is a huge amount of time consumed in preparing an arrangement of printing and Dyeing, there is huge cost generates but in digital printing one can work with very low manpower cost and the process time is Because of Digital printer’s ability to perform Dual operations of Dyeing and Printing at one time.
The categorization of printing technologies –“Choose Your Printer”
The inks used in digital printing are formulated specifically for each type of fiber. The reason behind to is the chemistry process between the fabric and ink. This illustration exhibit the 5 basic ink technologies/chemistry’s and the fabrics that they are able to print on. on the whole, you have understand that every fabric can’t be print by every digital textile printing machines.
The Process & Sub-Processes – : Majorly we can bifurcate the complete digital printing process (Raw to Finished) into three sub-processes i.e.
PRE-PROCESS, PRINTING PROCESS & POSTPROCESSES.
When one has decided what to print, the sub-processes come into the pictures. Where every technology has different sub-processes. Moreover, Different fibers could have different pre & post process. Below mentioned table will give you the insight of major sub-process or Machines requirement for complete digital textile printing setup.
What you should see if you are going to purchase any digital textile printer?
See there are lot of options available in the market .German, Italian, Chinese and Indian Of course. See, Digital Textile printing is growing constant basis & there is new product/technology is available every day. Except the credibility of the company you have target on these 5 points.
1. Fabric printing quality.
2. Configuration of the Machines.
3. Production Efficiency.
4. After Service, this is something vital requisite.
5. Past Units Setups.
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