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How Digital Textile Printing Is Changing Fashion

Dec 23rd, 2015

It’s an exciting time for fashion, with the new technology of digital textile printing make virtually anything possible! Through digital textile printing, you can achieve new levels of precision, and creative expression.

Digital Textile Printing

How Does It Work?

Digital textile printing is ink-jet technology that can print designs directly onto a garment, a t-shirt or dress for example, or can be used to produce larger quantities of fabric. It’s similar to an ink-jet paper printer, really!

In the past, rotary screen printing was used to produce large quantities of printed fabric. In rotary screen printing, each run usually produces several thousand yards of printed fabric. One of the advantages of digital textile printing is the ability to make smaller runs.

Different inks are used depending on the type of fabric (polyester, lycra, spandex, etc). During the printing process, fabric is run through rollers, while ink is applied to the surface. After this, heat and/or steam is used to cure the ink, and “set” it into the fabric.

Designs can be created digitally, using any graphic design software, like Photoshop. Existing images can also be used, whether scanned or found online.

What Are The Benefits?

There are several benefits to digital textile printing, including:

  • Virtually endless creative freedom:
  • If you can create it digitally, you can print it! Digital textile printing means a world of creative possibility.

  • Small batches:
  • You can make runs as small as one yard, versus the several thousand usually produced in traditional textile printing. This is helpful if you just want to create a few garments, or if you want to customize each run.

  • It’s fast:
  • You can have your finished prints within days or weeks, depending whether you have a printer onsite.

  • It’s environmentally friendly:
  • Digital textile printing uses precise measurements of inks and dyes when printing, resulting in little to no waste. Everything is printed “on-demand.”

As you can see, digital textile printing makes it easier than ever before to fully express your creativity. With digital textile printing, you can create unique, fashionable clothes in a matter of a week. At Club Ink, we provide fully customized digital textile printing to make your fashion dreams a reality.

Visit our website for more information, or contact us today!

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