Screen printing technology
DISCHARGE - THE HIGHEST QUALITY PRINTING
Discharge printing enables bleaching of the fabric in the place of printing. The printed ink may then be applied directly to the decolorized fiber. The resulting print is breathable and soft to the touch even on dark textiles. As a result, the colors maintain high covering power and saturation; they are bright but not shiny.
types of printing
The type of printing is selected based on the supplied template and with respect to the colors of the printed textiles. The best printing method is always used. It can be carried out either by spot colors or screen printing by means of the CMYK method or separation.
COLOR SEPARATION PRINTING
This technology is suitable both for small and larger batches. For larger batches it is less expensive than digital printing. Full-color separation allows making large print formats and processing large batches in real time. This full-color raster printing is done by means of spot colors in contrast to the CMYK method. Special software provides the optimal distribution of the spot colors and by blending the different colors it achieves the desired color transitions even in complex motifs. This method also takes into consideration the color of the fabric and thus it allows the creation of smooth transitions of the motif’s margin towards the dark cloth.
Making of the print template
resolution of 300 DPI in a ratio of 1:1. If possible leave a separate motif on a transparent background; do not merge the layers of the motif and textile color. Please, restrain from CMYK to RGB converting, which would lead to the disappearance of a number of significant data.
FULL-COLOR SCREEN PRINTING IN THE CMYK MODE
Full-color raster printing using the CMYK mode is printing within the entire color spectrum of 4 colors: cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. This method is mainly recommended for white textiles. It may not meet the standard requirements for printing if applied to dark textiles. The templates for this method should be prepared in the same manner as the ones for the color separation printing.
SPOT COLORS – RASTER-FREE PRINT
It is the most commonly used allover printing without rasters; the printing does not support smooth transitions among colors. The colors are based on the Pantone scheme.
Making of the print template
Please, supply the templates in preferable vectors–cdr, ai. A photograph suitable for further processing in a higher resolution (preferably 300 DPI, 1:1) is also acceptable. If you require a certain types of fonts, templates in vectors are required or the fonts must be sent to us.
PRINTING INKS FOR TEXTILE PRINTING
Plastisol and water-based inks by leading world producers are used for printing obtained from suppliers such as KFG Italiana, Manoukian and others. All of the inks used are of high durability and constancy. We pay particular attention to technological procedures during curing of inks.
Plastisol inks are the most frequently used inks for textile printing. They are rich and have excellent covering power. Moreover, they meet the requirements for distinctive, rubber-like printing. On the other hand, by technological procedures it is possible to achieve very soft and breathable printing. They are not resistant to high temperatures so that they cannot be ironed.
Water-based inks are delicate and pleasant to touch. They are less distinctive and dimmer than plastisol inks. The inks are suitable for printing on highly elastic materials such as swimwear fabric. Also, they withstand high washing temperatures up to 90 degrees and can be ironed. Water-based inks are environmentally friendly and they are suitable for printing on underwear or children’s clothing.