After 1980 a number of unconventional printing processes were popularized to make print fabric for fashionable wear. Some of the printing processes, especially pearl printing, metallic printing, khadi printing, fluorescent printing, puff printing, foil printing, plastisol printing are popularly used upon the garments. In this paper a detail study on foil printing is done.


What is Printing in Textile?

Textile printing is the process of applying color to fabric in definite patterns or designs. In properly printed fabrics the color is bonded with the fiber, so as to resist washing and friction. Textile printing is related to dyeing but, whereas in dyeing proper the whole fabric is uniformly covered with one color, in printing one or more colors are applied to it in certain parts only, and in sharply defined patterns.

In printing, wooden blocks, stencils, engraved plates, rollers, or silk-screens are used to place colors on the fabric. Colorants used in printing contain dyes thickened to prevent the color from spreading by capillary attraction beyond the limits of the pattern or design.

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Mr. Debojyoti Ganguly is an Assistant Professor & Mr. Tushar Bansal is 3rd Year Student with Department of Textile Design, National Institute of Fashion Technology, Bhopal, M.P. Bhoj (Open) University Campus. Kolar Road, Bhopal, M.P.