WHAT IS THE DIGITAL TEXTILE PRINTING?
What is the Digital Textile Printing?
Digital Textile Printing (DTP) is the most modern technique of textile printing. By this technique we can print textile material without using any block or engraved roller or screen but with better prominence of images. There is lot of flexibility of working as we can easily change the colors if it not matches with the sample within a few seconds.
The digital textile printing process flow is very short comparing with the rotary screen printing. But printing cost is very high compared to other textile printing methods. So this process is not yet accepted as an option for the mass production. This technique is generally used to produce samples for the new designs and used for designer’s costume. But recent years garment and textile printing facilities preferring to have digital textile printing in-house to reduce the sampling lead time.
To make you understood the Digital Textile Printing processes, a typical process flow has been explained in the following.
Order received from the buyers or clients
Scanning of design and design development
Curing or Dye fixing
First the design or motif is converted into soft file from the paper. Designs can be developed in two ways. Firstly, by digitization process and secondly pictures may be scanned directly if no change is required. Then the created file is saved in printer compatible format. Whatever changes is needed in terms of color combinations, brightness of the images is done in this stage.
The system workflow of a Digital Textile Printer has been shown in the following picture