An Overview of Printing Textile Techniques

Document Type : Original Article


1 Textile Printing, Dyeing and Finishing Department, Faculty of Applied Arts, Benha University, Benha, Egypt

2 National Research Centre (NRC), Textile Research and Technology Institute (TRTI), Pre-treatment and Finishing of Cellulose based Fibers Department (PFCFD), El-Behouth St. (former El-Tahrir str.), Dokki, P.O. 12622, Giza, Egypt


Textile printing is the process of applying ink to textile surfaces using specialized printing processes and machines. The most direct printing techniques used are discussed. Block printing is one of the ancient art forms in India that has been passed down through generations. Flat and rotary screen printing which are capable of extremely high rates of production due to their adaptability. Burn out printing which gives us distinguished designs and Digital printing which is one of the most exciting advances in the manufacturing and textile sectors. Indirect printing such as resist printing and discharge printing which attracts attention as its pattern appear with diverse colours on a dark background. The variety of designs that can be created using the discharge printing technique polluted the environment due to the toxic reducing and oxidizing agent used so they have been substituted with eco-friendly enzymes.


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