Learning about Fabric Printing || Major Faults on Transfer Printing || What's are the Remedy

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We have discussed about the basic methods of fabric printing that are widely applied in Textile sector.

If you missed that session, you may go through the following link: Basic Printing Methods

Today we will discuss about the major faults of one Method among these.



05 Major Faults of Transfer Printing:

01. Cracking

Cracks may appear in the design due to poor treatment or inappropriate viscosity of printing paste.

Remedy

Appropriate thickener and other ingredients to be used.

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02. Stain due to friction

This types of stain occurs when the printed portion is still wet, and come into the contact with some dry staff.

Remedy

Drying & fixation properly.

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03. Miss-alignment

Incomplete transfer of design from paper to fabric due to removal of transfer paper while the fabric was still hot.

Remedy

Transfer of paper after the fixation.

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04. Banding

This defect is created by the print head’s movement over the substrate during transferring.

Remedy

Welding the transfer paper to the fabric.

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05. Flushing

Flushing is caused due to low viscosity printing paste in wet transfer with highly moistened fabric.

Remedy

Using evenly moistened fabric with regulated contact pressure.

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This is Tariqul Islam , I am Lecturer of a recognised Textile Engineering College in Bangladesh. You may follow me to get posts about textiles, fashion and others..

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