Difference between Dyeing and Printing

By | March 7, 2017

Difference between Dyeing and Printing

Noor Ahmed Raaz
CEO & Editor in Cheif
Textile Merchandising Blog
Lecturer, Department of Textile Engineering
Atish Dipankar University of Science & Technology
Email: raju.uttara105@gmail.com

 

Dyeing:

Dyeing is one of the major procedures in the textile manufacturing process. Dying is the process where textile materials are become changed physically or chemically and looks colorful. In this process fabric, yarn and fibers are dyed.

Fabric Dyeing

Printing:

Printing is another part of the dyeing process. According to the design, printing has localized application of dyes or pigments on the fabric. In this process dyes or pigments are applied on fabric with the help of thickener. Generally steaming is used in the printed fabric for fixation therefore a strong bond is formed between dyes and fibers.

Fabric Printing

Difference between Dyeing and Printing:

The difference between dyeing and printing are given below-

S/L
Substances
Dyeing
Printing
01
Application
Dyeing has no
localized application.
According to
the design printing has localized application of dyes or 
pigments on the fabric.
02
Color
Color is
applied in form of solution.
Color is
applied in form of thick paste.
03
Application on
In this
process fabric, yarn and fibers are dyed.
In printing
only fabric are print.  
04
Number of color
Generally one
color is used.
 One or more color is used.
05
Thickener
Thickener is
not used.
Thickener is
used.
06
Steaming
Steaming is
not required on dyed material.
Steaming is used in the printed fabric for
fixation.
07
Time required
More time is
required.
Less time is
required.
08
Cost
This process
is less expensive.
More expensive.
0 9
Amount of water
Much amount of
water is used.
Less amount of
water is used.
10
M:L
Liquor ratio
is high.
Liquor Ratio
is less.

 

 

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