Do you still remember the T-shirt grabbing battle that took place in a certain clothing store in 2019? On June 3 of that year, a joint series between a certain clothing store and New York fashion artist KAWS was launched. As soon as this joint T-shirt went online, it was snapped up by everyone. It was sold out both online and offline. What’s more? The reporter directly took off the T-shirt from the model.
In fact, if you want to talk about the usefulness of this T-shirt, the only thing that can be visually distinguished may be the co-branded doll pattern printed on the T-shirt. Without the blessing of this doll printing pattern, it would not be possible to imagine. Everyone is rushing to grab it.
So when we usually buy T-shirts, in addition to the overall color of the T-shirt, the printed pattern on the T-shirt will also become one of the factors we choose. So many people don’t understand T-shirt printing. You may think that these patterns are all pasted on, but in fact, T-shirt printing is not necessarily a very deep knowledge.
To achieve printing and dyeing on T-shirts, there are generally two methods: screen printing and heat transfer printing. If you want to get a high-quality piece, it can achieve a strong, non-falling, long-lasting and brighter effect. , the requirements for the printing and dyeing process will be higher, so how are these two printing and dyeing methods realized?
1. Screen printing
Screen printing uses the silk screen as the base for printing. Through the method of photosensitive plate making, it can be made into tapes. For screen printing plates with graphics and text, after the printing base is ready, the T-shirt needs to be placed under the screen for paint printing. It is worth noting that each color in the screen printing needs to be opened separately. version made.
In fact, as early as the Qin and Han Dynasties, the clip-on printing method appeared in our country. The development history of screen printing in our country has been more than 2,000 years. Its advantages are strong adhesion and clear patterns. It is produced in this way. Printing can also be more refined, so screen printing is more suitable for large-volume group T-shirt customization.
2. Thermal transfer printing
Thermal transfer printing is also called heat transfer printing process. The principle of thermal transfer printing is to print the printing pattern on paper first, and then use high temperature to High pressure is used to print the printing pattern on the T-shirt. The steps of thermal transfer printing are relatively simple and can be completed in one go.
The advantages of heat transfer are good adhesion, clear graphics, not easy to fade, and washable, but its breathability is relatively poor. If you need to produce printed T-shirts in large quantities, The cost is higher than screen printing.
3. Digital direct printing
With the continuous development of computer technology, digital printing was born. Just editing on the computer can shorten the production time and select from It only takes 1-2 hours from custom printing and fabrics to finished product, which consumes less resources and is more environmentally friendly.
The embroidery here is not traditional hand embroidery, but machine embroidery. The machine embroidery process is more practical, with many varieties of designs and colors, and needle The method is versatile, the patterns are novel, and the colors are rich, and the machine embroidery process can make the patterns on the T-shirt more three-dimensional and tactile. Of course, summer clothes are not suitable for large-area embroidery, which will damage the wearing experience.
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