Great advancements have been made in the manufacturing industry. Technology has been embraced as improved methods and techniques are created to enhance fabric printing. Currently, the screen printing and digital fabric printing techniques have dominated the industrial printing sector. Screen printing technique burns the desired design onto a screen that is evenly separated by chosen ink. After which ink in different colors is transferred to a fine-mesh screen onto the fabric being printed. Screen printing mostly uses CMYK inks that ensure that the design can be directly printed onto the fabric and products.
Monofilament screen fabrics
Screen printing fabrics use monofilament fabrics that are woven using only a single thread. The monofilament fabric is woven uniformly which allows smooth ink flow which gives the end product a sharp and vivid print of the desired design. The monofilament fabric is preferred in screen fabric printing since its mesh count can be determined by the number of threads spread per linear inch. This gives the screen fabric printer ease as the fewer threads in the fabric ensures that the opening size is large hence absorbs ink evenly without blotching. The monofilament fabrics such as polyester screen fabric can use different colors in the ink which allows close-tolerance while printing.
Multi-filament screen fabrics
Multi-filament fabrics are also very common in screen printing. The fabric is woven in twisted strand threads. The multi-filament fabric is uneven and rough in texture which makes it able to adhere to stencils that use heavy ink. The coarseness of the fabric is indicated by numbers and symbols such as 1XX with the highest number indicating how coarse the material is compared to others. The multifilament fabrics are attained from yarns that have multiple individual continuous filaments. The multifilament fabrics are used in screen printing as they allow all types of fabric filtration which ensure more profound and accurate fabric finishing. The multifilament fabrics are measured by twists per inch (TPI) which enables them to sustain pressure and vacuum filtration.
Orange monofilament polyester screen fabrics
This screen fabric is orange in color and is specifically designed to accommodate photographic screen printing process. This fabric applies the halo effect to imprint the design of the image onto the fabric. This ensures that the orange fabric produces very sharp fine lines, half-tones, and letters. The orange monofilament polyester fabric is used to print as it fits into the screen mesh and takes the ink easily.