Digital textile printing is one of the most promising developments in the textile industry meeting the
rising on-demand printing. It is a method where designs are embossed on a vast range of fabrics using digital ink-jet printing
BENEFITS OF SCREEN PRINTING
Using digital printing a design can be printed on fabrics, or directly on garments
Digital printing allows us full color control. Color matching is possible to the original object and photographs.
Low Volume Big Volume
Doesn`t matter!!! No round is too small – No round is too big. There are no set up costs (compared to conventional screen printing).
The emissions of digital textile printing can be nearly 40% less in comparison to the conventional rotary printing.
It can meet turn around times of multiple and complex designs and respond to new market trends.
Sublimation printing is a technique which
uses heat sensitive inks. The design is
initially printed on a paper medium which
is then applied onto the polyester fabric.
The ink turn into gas under the influence
of heat and condensates on the polyester
fabric becoming part of the fabric.
Direct to Garment (DTG)
DTG is growing at a phenomenal pace.
With DTG, full color logo designs can be digitally
printed directly onto the fabric, on a T-shirt to
create a really vibrant finish.
Screen printing is based on stenciling technique. A fine woven mesh is stretched
over a frame and an impermeable stencil is applied to it. The T-shirt to be printed is then
placed underneath and dye is drawn across it and thereby forced through the areas of open
mesh circumscribed by the stencil.
A series of such screens can be used depending on the required color of the design.
In Alpha Print we can print up to 12 colors per design using our automated screen printing machines.
BENEFITS OF SCREEN PRINTING
It can be used on any type of fabric.
Plus, multiple colours can be used.
There is almost endless design freedom
when using screen printing.
Compared to other printing methods, screen printing can apply a heavy ink coverage,
resulting in a durable design.
Additionally, certain coatings can make the ink resistant to UV rays, scratches, moisture and chemicals, allowing screen-printed products to be used outdoors and in harsh environments without fading.
COST & SPEED EFFECTIVE
Screen printing is a cost-effective method in the longer run. Once the set-up is done, it is relatively quick and easy to print items at high volumes. So, it's safe to say the more you print, the cheaper the unit cost becomes.
Screen printing is one of the most efficient and fast
printing techniques once a screen has been created.
It is an excellent option if the same design is to be
printed over and over again.
Surface Coatings on Screen Printing
Foil: A thin, shiny and, reflective/mirror like material.
To apply the foin we first start with an adhesive glue layer.
Foil is applied on top of the base screened layer then heat pressed to set.
Flocking consists of a glue printed onto the fabric and then flock
material is applied for a velvet touch.
Suede ink is a milky coloured additive that is added to plastisol. With suede additive you
can make any colour of plastisol have a suede feel.It is actually a puff blowing agent
that does not bubble as much as regular puff ink.
High density is a process which the gives the Braille effect in the print.
It consists of multiple layers of emulsion which when cured gives the 3D effect.
Crackle: Here we intentionally create the effect of cracked surface on the print by using special types of dyes.
Expanding ink (puff): It is an additive which raises the print off the garment,
creating a 3D feel and look to the design. It can be combined with the Foil technique
which will give a 3D and shiny result.