The textile printing industry has evolved significantly over the decades, mostly due to advancements in technology. In 2018, the market size for global printed textile was estimated at USD 146.5 billion, and it’s expected to rise in the future.
The availability of high-speed digital printing processes has allowed the industry to flourish and reach new heights. However, mistakes can still occur, and textile companies must remain vigilant to maintain a competitive advantage in the market.
In this blog, we’ll take a look at three digital printing hurdles you may run into and how you can overcome them. So, let’s get started!
Banding is one of the most common hurdles that many textile companies run into during the digital printing process.
It refers to large bands in the solid areas of the printed sheet that can ruin the fabric.
This problem can occur due to many reasons; for instance, going above the specified limit of solid area printing capacity can result in banding.
Similarly, if the speed of paper moving in the printer is set too high, it can also cause bands in the large printed solid areas.
The banding problem can be resolved by optimizing the digital printer settings and using high-quality dye sublimation ink and paper.
Bleed refers to the area of fabric print that’s cut down to design the final product, i.e., when the hem is sewn. Simply put, it’s an area to be trimmed off.
In the textile printing process, it’s necessary to leave a slightly larger area than is needed to avoid design inconsistencies and unprinted edges.
Leaving bad bleed can result in finished pieces showing an empty area on edges, which waste ink, paper, and valuable resources of a company.
This problem can be avoided by carrying out quality control of digital files before they’re approved for the textile printing process.
Each digital printer has a different color profile, which can cause a discrepancy in colors in the finished textile products. It’s among the most common issues that textile companies face.
As each printer interpret colors differently, it’s important to perform proper calibration to ensure more consistent results, but it doesn’t fix the problem completely.
Therefore, you should consider purchasing digital printers from the same manufacturer to ensure uniformity in the color profile of the finished products.
Many professionals recommend sticking to a single-color process (RGB, CMYK, etc.) to keeping color consistent across print and digital.
Moreover, using high-quality dye submerging ink from a reputable service provider can minimize the chances of hue differences and lead to better color accuracy.
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