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Ink Jet Textile Printing


Author: Christina Cie

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publish Date: 3rd February 2015

ISBN-13: 9780857099235

Pages: 202

Language: English



With the rapid expansion of ink jet printing, textile printing and allied industries need to understand the principles underpinning this technology and how it is currently being successfully implemented into textile products.Considering the evolution of new print processes, technological development often involves a balance of research across different disciplines. Translating across the divide between scientific research and real-world engagement with this technology, this comprehensive publication covers the basic principles of ink jet printing and how it can be applied to textiles and textile products.Each step of the ink jet printing process is covered, including textiles as a substrate, colour management, pre-treatments, print heads, inks and fixing processes. This book also considers the range of textile printing processes using ink jet technology, and discusses their subsequent impact on the textile designer, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer and the environment.

Table of Contents

Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles Preface 1: Theoretical foundations for ink jet technologyAbstract 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Hydrodynamics 1.3 Elasticity 1.4 Viscosity 1.5 Electricity 1.6 Surface tension 1.7 The “founders” of ink jet technology 1.8 The first ink jet printer 1.9 Conclusion 2: The development of ink jet printing on textilesAbstract 2.1 Introduction 2.2 The first ink jet printer 2.3 The emergence of ink jet printing 2.4 Carpet: the first ink jet printer on textiles 2.5 Fabric: the next ink jet printer 2.6 Conclusion 3: Cloth as a substrate for ink jet printingAbstract 3.1 Introduction 3.2 The production of printed textiles 3.3 Textile handling 3.4 Ink as a consumable 3.5 Direct to garment 3.6 Printing on carpet 3.7 Printing on fabric 3.8 The business of printers and textiles 3.9 Conclusion 4: Color management in ink jet printingAbstract 4.1 Introduction 4.2 The perception of color 4.3 The production of color 4.4 Defining color 4.5 Workflow for the design, print, and sale of printed textiles 4.6 Calibration 4.7 Color print production 4.8 Conclusion 5: Pretreatment for ink jet printingAbstract 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Pretreatment application 5.3 Pretreatment ingredients 5.4 Research for pretreatment 5.5 Prepared for print fabrics 5.6 Pretreatment, postprint treatment, and pollution 5.7 Conclusion 6: Ink jet print headsAbstract 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Drop formation and delivery 6.3 Print head architecture 6.4 Print head types: ink drop formation 6.5 Print head types: ink jet delivery 6.6 Print head array and passes 6.7 Print heads and inks 6.8 Print head problems and maintenance 6.9 Conclusion 7: Inks for digital printingAbstract 7.1 Introduction 7.2 Ink types 7.3 Ingredients for inks 7.4 Ink formulation 7.5 Image quality 7.6 The missing inks 7.7 The business of ink 7.8 Conclusion 8: Fixing ink jet printed textilesAbstract 8.1 Introduction 8.2 Fixing 8.3 Methods for fixing 8.4 Durability 8.5 Archiving 8.6 Preservation 8.7 Copyright 8.8 Conclusion 9: Washing ink jet printed textilesAbstract 9.1 Introduction 9.2 Washing 9.3 Water and washing in printing on textiles 9.4 Effluent 9.5 The consequences of washing 9.6 Print engineering 9.7 Conclusion 10: Heat transfer and sublimation printingAbstract 10.1 Introduction 10.2 History 10.3 Market sector 10.4 Preparation for printing 10.5 Ink 10.6 Transfers 10.7 Printing 10.8 Postprint finishing 10.9 Environmental impacts 10.10 Conclusion 11: The effect of ink jet on the textile printing industryAbstract 11.1 Introduction 11.2 The business of printed textiles 11.3 Printers 11.4 Wholesalers 11.5 The “service bureau” 11.6 Retail 11.7 Conclusion 12: The effect of ink jet printing on design for the textile industryAbstract 12.1 Introduction 12.2 The business of textile design 12.3 Fashion designer 12.4 Design for homeware 12.5 Costume designer 12.6 Textile designer 12.7 Conclusion 13: Further opportunities with ink jet printed textilesAbstract 13.1 Introduction 13.2 Printing 13.3 Production 13.4 Purchase 13.5 Planet 13.6 Conclusion Index