How to decide which type of textile printing technique best supports your production process and caters to your customers needs? For industrial textile printing, three different printing techniques are most widely used: flat screen printing, rotary screen printing and digital textile printing.
Flat screen printing uses a rectangular, flat screen and is suitable for producing flexible width fabrics at a relatively low production rate. Rotary screen printing, however, uses a cylindrical screen at a rate which is three times faster than flat screen printing.
Digital textile printing
Digital textile printing is the latest innovation in textile printing. It is an inkjet-based method which allows manufacturers to print almost any design on virtually any fabric. The fabric will be pretreated, after which it will pass through the inkjet printer at high speed and will subsequently be dried, steamed, washed and finished. The digital textile printer uses a printable design of a data file, reads the right colour information and prints the desired colour onto the fabric with minuscule droplets of ink at an astonishing quick production rate. Learn more about digital textile printing here.