Digital fabric printing is
relatively new technology
with tons of applications. It
is described as any ink jet
based method of printing
colorants onto fabric.
Digital can print any
design on all kind of fabric,
like cotton, poly or silk etc.
Pre-Treatment for digital print
Before going to digital print all fabric
need to coated with chemicals and
prepared for digital printing.
Digital Printing Process
During the printing process, the fabric is fed through
thr printer using feed roller and ink is applied to
surface of fabric in the form of thousand tiny
fabric is printed by digital printers with the design
prepared on computer using ink jet based method of
printing colorants onto fabric.
The fabric is then passed through steam/heat
chamber to cure the ink.
Then steamed fabric required washing and drying.
Cost for production
So for the print where we can’t achieve desired result on rotary
printing machine we have option of going for sublimation print
thru roller printing machine (true for only polyester fabric), but
because of the cost of the roller sampling is problem (cost of
one copper roll appx 50000 to 60000 rupees ),
We take the route of printing of paper by digital printing machine
using low sublimation disperse dyes and transfer on to the fabric
using hot paper press for sampling only.
The result of heat transfer printing and digital printing using low
sublimation disperse dyes would be the same.
Cost-sublimation/heat transfer in the bulk is cheaper than the
normal rotary print but the quantity per print should be more
than 20000 meter otherwise the cost of printing will be high
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Advantage of Digital Printing
The image can be printed all over the entire item, with no
difficulty in printing all the way to the edges.
Colors can be extraordinarily brilliant due to the bonding of the
dye to the transparent fibers of the synthetic fabric.
It is time saving for sampling as compare to rotary process.
Truly continuous tones can be achieved that are equivalent to
photographs, without the use special techniques such as half-
Time saving for sampling only.
Disadvantage of Digital Printing
Back side of fabric always be white.
Sampling and production cost is high.
Cost and lead time will be high for bigger
Speed of digital printing is very slow.