The appearance and the feeling of a cloth highly depends on the knitting, printing as well as dyeing. Dyeing, for example, is the process where color tends to be imparted on a cloth. Yard dying tends to be done before knitting and is mainly done with the intention of producing plaids, gingham checks, woven stripes, as well as many other special effects. Piece dyeing is used when the fabric in question is needed in one solid color hence one would need to avoid it where he or she needs to mix up colors. The piece tends to be passed through padded rollers with the intention of spreading color evenly through the piece of cloth and at the same time remove excess liquid.
Packaging dyeing tends to be yet another method of dying which involves winding of yards on a cylinder with the intention of impacting color on it. Using the package dyeing, dye tends to be pressurized from both the inside of the fabric as well as from the outside. There also tend to be more accuracy especially where one utilizes computers. It would be possible for one to print a fabric easily especially where he or she has the right skill material and the machine. One can print long runs of fabric designs with a roller printer capable of yielding 50 to 100 yards per minute.
One would also utilize automatic screen printing
especially where one needs color design on a fabric. This method is known to producing more intricate designs, larger designs and various handcrafted effects although it tends to be slower than roller printing. Flatbed screen printing is yet another method one can utilize on matter pertaining printing. It would be essential for one to note that it is possible to excempt dyeing from some parts of a fabric where need be. With the right skill, the right method, and the right machine, it is possible to print up to 16 colors on one fabric.
It would be essential for one to know that finishing. Depending on what one wants, hundreds of finishes can be applied to the textile. It is also essential to note that finishing of cotton tends to be easier and more efficient when compared to other types of fabrics. Among the things finishing does on a clothing includes adding water repellency, flame resistance, shrinkage control or any other effect one would need to ensure on a fabric in question. Depending on what one wants, it is also possible to add more than one finish to a single fabric for durability and aesthetic values of the fabric and the final clothing in question.