Wet printing

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Wet printing

Wet printing is a technique where the dye is bonded to the fibers and transferred on the fabric to create desired pattern or design.
There are many factors that affect printing quality (such as pressure, composition, squeegee, and screen) which make it one of the most complex operations in textile industry.
Below, you’ll see each step and procedure we follow from beginning to end of wet printing process.

Strike off process

1) Submitting the design or choosing one from our library

You may either select from our in stock library or submit your own.

2) Deciding on the colors

We use Pantone TPX Color Guide as our reference and any color you select on TPX , will be matched.***
If you don’t own Pantone TPX Color Guide or prefer a different color, please send us a swatch of a fabric with the color you requested. We will try our best to match it.

3) Choosing the fabric

In wet printing (screen printing) we generally work with rayon and rayon blends,
cotton and cotton blends, polyester and poly blends.Please check with us for fabric consultation.

4) Final Approval

Once you decide on the fabric and the design, we will provide you with a strike off (sample) which
will give you the opportunity to see how the print will come out on the fabric before approving.**

Production process

1) Inspection of the fabric

It’s the first step of the production step where all fabric rolls are opened to make sure there is no defect. For example; if the fabric is wrinkled,
the roll will be sent to pre-framing*

2) Printing

The squeegee moves along the fabric and push the dye back and forth
in the designated areas of the screen. A separate screen is used for each color in the design.

3) Washing & Drying

After the fabric is printed, it gets washed to get rid of the chemicals, treated with silicone wash and softener.
Finally, sent to dry box and steamer for approximately one hour at 90-100°C (≈ 212 °F)

4) Re-framing

This is last stop before final step. After the printed fabric is washed and dried, it’s framed again to restore the fabric and remove any possible wrinkles.

5) Inspection and Rolling

In this final step, fabrics are being inspected again to make sure there is no defect. Continuous fabric is cut into the rolls at an appropriate yardage and bagged.

*Additional charges may apply for pre-framing treatment.
**Additional fees may apply for the requested changes.
***Not guaranteed to match 100% , in this case , we will notify the customer