Textile Printing in UAE
About Textile Printing
Textile printing is an art of adding color in different designs to fabric. There are different methods of textile printing. Some of the most commonly used methods of textile printing are automatic flat screen printing, rotary screen printing, engraved roller printing and heat transfer printing. Flat screen textile printing is similar to stenciling where the printing paste is applied to the fabric through holes on the screen and a particular design is created on the fabric. Through flat screen printing the same design could be printed any number of time. The disadvantage of this type of textile printing is that the process is slow and it is difficult to print a variety of patterns. Rotary screen printing is also similar to flat screen printing where color is pressed through holes on a cylindrical mesh tube. The advantage rotary screen printing has over the flat screen printing is the printing done much faster and the pattern that is printed can be changed easily. Engraved roller printing is a modern printing technique in which patterns are engraved on a heavy copper cylinder. In this method the fabric rotates on a roller and the engraved copper cylinders are brought into contact with the fabric and the design is imparted onto the fabric. The most prominent areas in UAE to find professionals who offer textile printing services are Al Quoz industrial area 4 in Dubai, Corniche in Abu Dhabi and industrial area in Umm Ul Quwain.