ISBN-13: 978 1 85573 951 2
384 pages 234 x
Edited by H Ujiie, Centre of Excellence in Digital
Ink Jet Printing, Philadelphia University, USA
Woodhead Textiles Series No. 53
…the only book of its kind currently to
bring together in one volume so many aspects of the 'digital process' within
At present the textile industry produces the majority
of its 34 billion square yards of printed textile fabric by screen printing.
However as we move into the digital age developments in digital printing of
paper are being adapted more and more for the textile market. Inkjet textile
printing is growing while growth in analog textile printing remains stagnant. As
digital print technologies improve offering faster production and larger
cost-effective print runs, digital printing will grow to become the technology
that provides the majority of the world’s printed textiles.
comprehensive introduction to the subject is broken into five sections. After
two introductory chapters, it goes on to look in a number of detailed chapters
at printer and print head technologies. The next section examines the printer
software required for successful colour design and management. The digital
printing colouration process is explored next, with chapters on substrate
preparation, pigmented ink, aqueous inkjet ink, pre-treatment and printing on
cationized cotton with reactive inks. The book is concluded with three chapters
on the design and business aspect of digital printing.
printing of textiles contains fundamental technical explanations along with
current research, and will prove to be an invaluable guide for product
developers, retailers, designers and academic researchers.