Colour fastness, dyeing, printing

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What does it mean if a fabric is colour fast?
The fabric does not lose colour through washing, fading, rubbing (crocking).
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What are the 4 methods of dyeing fabric?
Fibre (dope) dyeing, yarn dyeing, fabric dyeing and garment dyeing.
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Describe dope dyeing and yarn dyeing
Dope dyeing is when the loose fibres are dyed before being spun into a yarn. Yarn dyeing is where dye is applied to the yarns before weaving or knitting.
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Describe fabric dyeing and garment dyeing
Fabric dyeing is where the rolls of the fabric are dyed. Garment dyeing is where garments can be dyed as a whole as demand and colour trends change.
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Describe the process of screen printing
Fabric moves on a conveyor and stops under each screen. Screen is lowered onto fabric, each colour has its own screen. Printing paste is pushed through screen using a squeegee. Colour is set in fabric.
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Describe rotary/roller printing
Engraved metal rollers are used. May be laser etched. Each roller builds up a different coloured layer of the design. Very fast.
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What is the difference between rotary screen printing and screen printing?
Rotary screen printing uses CAD and roller squeegees. A roller is used for each colour.
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What are the 4 methods of dyeing fabric?

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Fibre (dope) dyeing, yarn dyeing, fabric dyeing and garment dyeing.

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Describe dope dyeing and yarn dyeing

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Describe fabric dyeing and garment dyeing

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Describe the process of screen printing

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