Printing Processes of Home Aprons
Aprons are no longer a simple piece of cloth around the body when we cook and wash. What consumers pursuit are fashion and personalization. Now home aprons have thousands of styles and are especially attractive in patterns. Different patterns make people hardly tear themselves away from it. So do you know where these personalized patterns come from?
Home aprons are usually printed by screen printing processes. This printing process has been very popular. Because the effect of printing products is very good, they are popular with consumers.The following are three mainstream screen printing processes:
Watermark uses water-based elastic rubber cement as the printing medium and this is where the name comes from. Watermark is common in the textile printing. Blending color paste with water-based rubber cement in the printing process. Unlike others which need to be washed with chemical solvents, the printing plate can be washed directly. Therefore, many manufacturers prefer to employ this screen printing method. The best features of this method: good dyeing force, fastness, washable, not easy to fade and no odor.
Laminating home aprons are produced by this method. This method concludes two steps: first, printing patterns on the film through traditional gravure process. Then, sticking the film with patterns to the non-woven fabric. That’s all. This kind of apron is waterproof and oil proof. It’s very convenient. For example, if you stain the apron, you can clean it with a wet cloth. In addition to cleaning easily, they are also durable. There are two types of the film: light and matte. Matte film is of frosted effect while the light one looks very bright. It depends on personal preference.
The thermal transfer is very popular recent years. This method first prints graphics on the intermediate medium, and then heats it through thermal transfer so that to transfer patterns to the non-woven cloth. That’s the completed transfer of patterns. The patterns printed through this method are clear, beautiful and very realistic. However, the cost is relatively high. So is the high price of production.