Screen Printing Versus Digital Printing

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Screen Printing versus Digital Printing Introduction: There are so many innovations in textile printing methods since block printing to rotary screen printing machine, and dry heat transfer printing. The global market of textile printing is smaller and more dependent on fashion. Market of textile printing involves rotary screen printing (about 58%), followed by flat-bed printing (about 28%)1, and remaining by transfer, hand screen printing but there is not any statistics for digital printing. So we need to understand why digital printing? And which is better? It is necessary to competing conventional textile screen printing technologies, which are based upon analogue technology. Screen Printing: Screen printing is an old age…show more content…
This provides significant saving in both time and money. Digital printing is often used for design with a lot of detail, colour and high resolution. As the ink is apply thinner, Digital printing is best used on lighter coloured ground, to allow the design to shine through4. The fact the design is processed and printed digitally allows for a quantity one, since there are no screens or physical set up. Table-I5 shows Comparison between conventional screen printing and digital printing. Digital Printing: Digital printing is an invention that involves artwork being process by a computer, and then printed directly on to the surface of fabric. Digital printing is not a heat transfer, as the ink is directly adhered to the fabric. Digital printing is an easier process than screen printing. A customer can get a multiple colour design without having to have a screen made for each colour. Digital printing does not use screen allows for a photographic print, with much more details than traditional screen printing. This provides significant saving in both time and money. Digital printing is often used for design with a lot of detail, colour and high resolution. As the ink is apply thinner, Digital printing is best used on lighter coloured ground, to allow the design to shine through4. The fact the design is processed and printed digitally allows for a quantity one,

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