ESEARCH OF DIFFERENT PRINTING TECHNOLOGY ON TEXTILE
AbstractThis evaluation studies which printing method (thermal transfer printing, direct printing) on textile materials is a better quality. The aim is to select the most suitable method to produce unique press T-shirts comparing price, durability and quality during the same time.
This quality assessment study focused on three aspects: visual quality assessment, microscopic quality test and mechanical quality testing.
Visual study evaluated thermal transfer technology for suitability of single order feasibility by price and quality measures. The quality of the microscopic study showed that there are not significant differences between printing methods, but in order to print small items – thermal transfer printing technology is more practical. Mechanical quality studies were done with laundered shirts at various temperatures. Direct printing method T-shirts broke down under and are deemed unsuitable for single order use.