What are the advantages and disadvantages of various printing methods

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of various printing methods

What are the ways of fabric printing? What are the advantages and disadvantages of all kinds of printing? As a qualified textile fabric practitioner, you must master the various printing processes related to fabrics.

Glue printing

Advantages: wide application, bright colors, high reduction degree, affordable price, can be printed in a variety of colors on a large area, strong covering.

Disadvantages: it will stick in hot weather and feel hard.

Material: Suitable for printing of various dark colors and materials.

Reflective printing

Advantages: reflective printed textiles have a strong "eye-catching" effect under light conditions. The safety clothing (or logo) made of this high-visibility reflective material, regardless of whether the wearer is far away, or is in light or scattered light In the case of interference, it can be easily discovered by night drivers, thus smoothly solving the night driving problem of "seeing" and "being seen".

Disadvantages: easy to crack and not washable.

Materials: Used in high-speed publicity magazines, advertisements, posters, special uniforms, police uniforms, and sanitation clothing.

Light variable printing

Advantages: adding several kinds of high-tech ultraviolet light to the dye to excite the Mars micro-colloid particles, the color changes instantly when exposed to ultraviolet rays.

Disadvantages: easy to crack and not washable.

Material: used for cultural shirts, children's clothing, posters, etc.

Thick plate printing

Advantages: A very neat three-dimensional effect can be achieved.

Disadvantages: the cost is relatively high.

Material: Suitable for all kinds of knitted fabrics.

Flocking printing

Advantages: soft hand feeling and good warmth retention. The wool is woven on the cloth surface using a specific process.

Disadvantages: It is easy to fall off when the washing frequency increases, and there will be sticky hair phenomenon.

Material: Suitable for all kinds of warm fabrics or trademarks.

Transfer printing

Advantages: fine patterns, rich and clear layers, high artistic quality, strong three-dimensional impression, which is inferior to general printing methods, and can print photography and painting style patterns; the printing colors are bright, and the tar in the dye is left in the sublimation process On the transfer paper, it will not contaminate the fabric.

Disadvantages: The disadvantage is that it consumes a lot of transfer paper. After printing, it is washed with water, which consumes water and produces sewage.

Material: In addition to being suitable for synthetic fiber fabrics, transfer printing can also be used for printing on natural fiber and blended fabrics.

Digital printing

Advantages: fast response speed, good proofing effect, high customer approval rate, and wide use.

Disadvantages: slow printing speed and high ink price.

Material: various gift boxes, various decorative items printed with patterns, photos, etc.

Penetration printing

Advantages: soft hand feel, widely used, with patterns on both sides.

Disadvantages: the color is not too bright.

Material: Generally used for blanket printing.

Ink printing

Advantages: the pattern is clear, the color is bright, the hand feel is soft, and the pattern is more beautiful than glue printing.

Disadvantages: The price is more expensive than glue printing.

Material: The fabric must be loose and light.

Foam printing

Advantages: strong three-dimensional effect, prominent printing surface and swelling.

Disadvantages: The color fastness of printed parts is difficult to control.

Material: Widely used in cotton, nylon cloth and other materials.


Advantages: translucent texture, concave and convex patterns, natural pattern, unique style, and colorful.

Disadvantages: Cotton fabrics cannot be used.

Material: In addition to rayon and real silk, polyester-cotton core-spun yarn materials are currently mostly used.

Silicone printing

Advantages: soft hand feel, sticky, non-sticky, washable and wearable, strong color fastness.

Disadvantages: the price is not expensive for glue printing.

Material: Suitable for various fiber fabrics.

Pigment printing

Advantages: bright and gorgeous color, good light stability. It can give the fabric a full, dry and soft hand feeling, excellent washing fastness, and good air permeability of the fabric.

Disadvantages: The paint-printed area feels a little harder than the unprinted area, and may be thicker.

Material: Suitable for various fiber fabrics.

Discharge printing

Advantages: soft hand feeling.

Disadvantages: it must be washed with water if there is a peculiar smell, the color is difficult to grasp, and it is easy to change color.

Material: Suitable for various fiber fabrics.

Water slurry printing

Advantages: wide application, good flower position firmness, softer hand feeling and cheaper price.

Disadvantages: The covering power is not strong, and the color is not too bright.

Material: suitable for printing on light-colored fabrics.