6 commonly used printing methods for pajamas
Whether you are starting your own printing company or just decided to start selling pajamas, people always need pajamas printing services or are looking for new pajamas to buy.
It is important to understand the difference between various wholesale pajamas printing methods. Depending on the pajama’s design, fabric, and the number of orders, some printing techniques may be better than others. It is also important to consider the use of pajamas because some pajamas printing techniques can make pajamas more durable.
Different pajamas printing methods:
1. Watermark printing
2. Offset printing
3. Digital printing
4. Heat Transfer
To help you start your pajama printing plan, This guide points out the characteristics of different pajamas printing methods. Let’s get started!
WaterMark printing. During the dyeing process, reactive dyes penetrate the fabric and combine with fiber molecules to form a print.
● it is widely used, and most of the fabrics can adopt the whatMark printing method.
● it can realize the organic combination of geometric figures, letters, plants and flowers, animals and characters, and other design elements to express different styles.
● good color fastness, not easy to fade.
● comfortable and soft.
2. Offset Printing
Offset printing is simply a way of printing with colloidal dyes.
● it has a wide range of applications. Except for waterproof fabrics and fabrics with a very smooth surface, most materials on the market can use offset printing.
● Good coverage, any light color can be perfectly printed on dark clothes, and the offset printing has gloss and a three-dimensional effect, which improves the quality of clothes.
● Offset printing is not breathable and has a certain degree of hardness, and the comfort is poor.
● Higher cost
3. Digital Printing
Digital printing is mainly divided into digital direct printing and digital thermal transfer printing.
Digital direct printing is to use a digital printer to directly print the patterns you need on various fabrics. For digital thermal transfer printing, it is necessary to print a printed pattern on special paper in advance, and then transfer it to various materials utilizing thermal transfer, such as sleepwear, underwear, sportswear, and other clothing.
Basic characteristics of digital heat transfer:
● There is no need to spend expensive plate-making costs, as long as you transfer your favorite patterns and heat transfer printing workers can produce.
● The production process is small, and samples can be produced in 2-3 days.
● The number of colors is unlimited, and the pattern colors are more abundant.
● The MOQ is low to meet the production needs of small batches of custom pajamas.
● The color fastness is high, if it is polyester-based fabric, the colorfastness can reach 4 or more.
● Soft and good air permeability.
Fabrics are suitable for digital heat transfer printing: chiffon yarn, Oxford cloth, polyester, polyester-cotton, etc.
Products are suitable for digital heat transfer printing: pajamas, sleepwear, sportswear, underwear, and other clothing.
4. Heat Transfer Printing
Thermal transfer printing referred to as thermal transfer printing
The principle of thermal transfer printing is similar to the transfer printing method. In thermal transfer printing, printing inks containing dispersed dyes are first printed on paper, and then the printing paper (also called transfer paper) is stored for use in textile printing plants.
When fabric printing, a thermal transfer printing machine is used to stick the transfer paper and the fabric together. Through the machine, the dye on the transfer paper is sublimated and transferred to the fabric at a high temperature of about 210°C (400T) to complete the printing process. . Thermal transfer printing does not require further processing, and the process is relatively simple. It does not require professional knowledge like roller printing or rotary screen printing to operate.
Disperse dyes are the only dyes that can be sublimated. In a sense, they are the only dyes that can be used for thermal transfer printing. Therefore, this process can only be used on fabrics that have an affinity for disperse dyes, including acetate fiber, acrylonitrile fiber, Polyamide fiber (nylon), and polyester fiber.
For thermal transfer printing, the printing factory should purchase transfer paper from a professional printing paper factory. The transfer paper can be produced according to customer requirements. Since the printed paper can be inspected before printing, inaccuracy of the pattern and other defects are eliminated. Therefore, the thermal transfer printed fabric rarely appears defective.
Thermal transfer printing also does not need to use large and expensive dryers, steaming machines, washing machines, and centers. Therefore, thermal transfer printing stands out from the printing process.
Embroidery is a method of piercing the yarn back and forth on the fabric with a needle and wiring to form patterns and patterns. Embroidery has a long history in China, and the level of craftsmanship was established in the Xia and Shang dynasties.
In modern times, machine embroidery has been greatly developed. There are two main ways to embroider with a machine: one is for workers to embroider with a sewing machine, and the other is to embroider with a shuttle-type automatic embroidery machine and a multi-head electronic embroidery machine. In Essence Sleepwear, machine embroidery is mainly embroidered with automatic embroidery machines.
Machine embroidery products have many advantages: rich colors, changeable patterns, and strong three-dimensionality. Compared with manual embroidery, the production speed of machine embroidery is very fast. The automatic embroidery machine can embroider more than 100 times per minute, so the cost is low, and various textures and thicknesses of fabrics are suitable for machine embroidery.
There are many needle methods for machine embroidery, mainly including basic needle method, pattern needle method, and special needle method. Essence sleepwear not only inherits the traditional Chinese embroidery needle method but also absorbs modern embroidery technology. Supplemented with printing, spraying, and other crafts, it not only saves labor but also received a good artistic effect.
The pajamas are dyed by tie-dyeing. This process is mainly divided into two parts: 1. Bundling and 2. Dyeing. It uses yarn to clip, tie, and sew the pajamas to be dyed. Tie-dyeing is mostly used for dyeing fabrics blended with cotton and linen. The main steps are drawing, binding, infecting, cooking, drying, stitching, rinsing, and so on.
The working principle of this dyeing method is to prevent the part of the banded pajamas from being impregnated with dye, while the parts that are not tied are impregnated. The tighter the pajamas are tied, the better the effect. The characteristic of tie-dyeing is that it can produce colors with rich layers and uneven shades. Using this method, both pajamas with regular colors can be mass-produced, as well as artworks with abstract patterns