II B. PRINTING CHEMICLAS
One of the several printing methods using printing ink, paste or dispersion is applied to the fabric and then fixed to the fiber by heat or heat and steam. Excess dye is removed from the fabric by washing and detergent scouring and the fabric is subsequently dried. Printing styles can be broadly classified into Direct, Dyed, Discharge and Resist.
Printing methods vary with machinery and include : Block Printing, Roller Printing, Screen Printing (Table, Flatbed, Rotary), Spray Printing and Foam Printing.
The types of dyes used in textile printing are usually the same classes that confer substantively to given fiber types in the exhaust dyeing process.
There are several types of printing in vogue e.g. Pigment, Vat, Reactive, Disperse, Rapid, Napthol / Base.