Digital Printing Service
Digital printing service is rapidly increasing and improving and is changing the face of the textile printing industry. The late 20th century marked the beginning of printing technology that laid the foundation for digital printing on fabric. It has opened the doors to enhance the quality of printing and maintain the growing demand for the textile printing industry. With digital printing technology, any design is easily print with perfection on the fabric.
With that said, what exactly is digital printing? What does the procedure look like? The benefits and, how it helps textile printing companies set new standards.
What is Digital Fabric Printing?
It is an act of printing digital files onto fabric using inkjet-based printers. The printing process works much like the desktop inkjet printer, but on a bigger scale. Inkjet based method allows textile manufacturers to print almost any design on virtually any fabric. Digital printing on fabric is more expensive as compared to traditional textile printing, but it helps create custom designs is eco-friendly. It provides the capabilities to print detailed design in brilliant colors.
The Process of Digital Fabric Printing
Well, like any design project, digital fabric printing begins with art. An artist creates an image in a graphic design program and formats it, or if the design is hand-made, it’s scanned and converted into digital form and transferred onto fabric. However, before printing the fabric is pre-treated to absorb the dye better. Then passed through the inkjet printer, which sprays the color on the fabric, then the final step is fixing the structure to ensure the permanency of the design. Depending on the type of fabric, fixing involves steam, dry heat or pressure. There are mainly two methods, Sublimation Digital Printing, and Direct Digital Printing.
The Benefits of Digital Fabric Printing
There are numerous benefits of digital printing, but here are the main advantages of digital printing on fabric offers the textile industry.
High-resolution printing, elegant patterns, and a wide range of color combinations – Digital printers are not limited to a maximal amount of spinning screens.
Low initial costs – There is No screen engraving for individual pattern and color separation needed.
High savings on water and energy – No need to wash the rotary screens to apply new colors
Fast sampling and short term delivery – The designs are prepared digitally and adjusted when needed. Each adjustment in the screen printing method requires a new rotary screen which slows down the process and delivery time.
Less ink wastage – Digital printing method sprays ink very precisely on the fabric. So, no excess dye and chemicals are sticking on the rotary screen, hence less wastage and less harm to the environment.
Digital printings help meet the demands for high-quality designs and rapid turnarounds. Also, the fast sampling and short-term delivery, helps manufacturers bring new ideas to market faster.