Digital Printing of Textiles Edited by H. Ujiie

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Digital Printing of Textiles
Edited by H. Ujiie
Digital Printing of Textiles

Contents
Contributor contact details xiii
1 The evolution and progression of digital printing of textiles 1
V CAHILL, VCE Solutions, USA
1.1 Introduction 1
1.2 The origins of digital textile printing technologies 2
1.3 Digital carpet printing 3
1.4 Sublimation 4
1.5 Thermal inkjet and textile printing 4
1.6 Seiren 5
1.7 Digital grand format and textile printing 5
1.8 FESPA 1996 6
1.9 FESPA and ITMA 1999 6
1.10 ITMA 1999 7
1.11 Drupa 2000 7
1.12 Heimtextil 2001 7
1.13 DPI 2001 8
1.14 ITMA 2003 8
1.15 Drupa 2004 9
1.16 SGIA 2004 10
1.17 FESPA 2005 10
1.18 Other key elements 14
1.19 Conclusion 14
1.20 References 15
2 A designer's perspective ± digital versus traditional 16
L NICOLL, Consultant, Italy
2.1 Introduction 16
2.2 What difference does digital make? 17
2.3 How is this done using traditional methods? 18
2.4 How do they compare? 22
2.5 How can the designer use these twinned technologies? 23
2.6 Freedom 23
2.7 Thinking about creativity 24
2.8 Resistance 24
2.9 Transparency 25
2.10 The new market 26

Part I Printer/print head
3 Ink jet printing technology (CIJ/DOD) 29
E. MA R I A N O FR E I R E , DuPont Ink Jet, USA
3.1 Introduction 29
3.2 Ink jet technologies 29
3.3 Aspects to consider and metrics to use in the print head
selection process 45
3.4 Companies currently active in print head technology 48
3.5 Future trends 49
3.6 Sources of further information and advice 49
3.7 References 52
4 Drop formation and impaction 53
W W CA R R , H PA R K , H OK , R FU R B A N K and H DO N G ,
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA and J F MO R R I S ,
City College of New York, USA
4.1 Introduction 53
4.2 Drop formation from particle-laden liquids 54
4.3 Drop impaction 57
4.4 Future trends 65
4.5 References 66
5 Industrial production printers ± DuPont ArtistriTM
2020 textile printing system 69
M RA YMO N D , DuPont Ink Jet, USA
5.1 Introduction 69
5.2 Industry needs 69
5.3 Markets and applications 70
5.4 ArtistriTM 2020 printer 72
5.5 Competitive environment 73
5.6 ArtistriTM 2020 textile printing technology 74
5.7 Process color printing versus spot color printing 79
5.8 Cost of printing 79
5.9 Opportunities and new markets 80
5.10 ArtistriTM Technology Center 81
5.11 Applications support, technical service and training 82
5.12 Future trends 82
5.13 Sources of further information and advice 83
5.14 Bibliography 83
6 Industrial production printers ± DReAM 84
L CA C C I A and M NE S P E C A , Reggiani Macchine S.p.A., Italy
6.1 The DReAM project in the present textile printing scenery 84
6.2 Goals of the project and description of the DReAM machine
(technical and technological parts: Reggiani, Ciba Specialty
Chemicals and Scitex Vision) 87
6.3 New opportunities offered by the new Reggiani digital
printing machine: Digital Technological Center (DTC) 95
6.4 Bibliography 97
7 Industrial production printers ± Mimaki'sTx series 98
H KO B A Y A S H I , Mimaki Industries, Japan
7.1 Evolution of digital printing 98
7.2 Marketing profile of Mimaki's Tx series 99
7.3 Market needs for digital textile printing 101
7.4 Technical issues and solutions 101
7.5 The future of digital printing 120
8 Integration of fabric formation and coloration processes 123
B R GE O R G E , D WO O D , M GO V I N D A R A J , H UJ I I E ,
M FR U S C E L L O , A TR EME R E , and S NA N D E K A R ,
Philadelphia University, USA
8.1 Introduction 123
8.2 Experimental 126
8.3 Results and discussion 129
8.4 Conclusions 142
8.5 References 143

Part II Printer software
9 Digital image design, data encoding and formation of printed images 147
T L DAWS O N , formerly of University of Manchester, UK
9.1 Introduction 147
9.2 Computer aided design, editing and data storage systems 148
9.3 Pixel and image formation by ink jet printers 152
9.4 Control of the printing machine 159
9.5 Machine performance monitoring 159
9.6 Future trends 160
9.7 Sources of further information and advice 161
9.8 References 162
10 Digital colour management 163
T L DAWS O N , formerly of University of Manchester, UK
10.1 Introduction 163
10.2 General numerical colour specifications 166
10.3 Characterising display, input and output devices 168
10.4 Colour gamut and rendering intent 173
10.5 Colour communication 175
10.6 Colour reproduction performance of equipment operated with a CMM 175
10.7 Future trends in colour management 177
10.8 Sources of further information and advice 177
10.9 References 178
11 ICC color management for digital inkjet textile printing 180
E. LO S E R and H-P TO B L E R , ErgoSoft AG, Switzerland
11.1 Introduction 180
11.2 Overview of textile colors and common color spaces 181
11.3 ICC basics 182
11.4 ICC advantages and disadvantages 184
11.5 Requirements and problems for ICC profiling 185
11.6 Current technologies 187
11.7 Results 194
11.8 Conclusion and future trends 196
11.9 Sources of further information and advice 197
11.10 References 198

Part III Digital printing coloration
12 Substrate preparation for ink-jet printing 201
C HAWK Y A R D , University of Manchester, UK
12.1 Introduction 201
12.2 Ink systems 204
12.3 Fabric pre-treatments 206
12.4 Pre-treatments for ink-jet printing 207
12.5 Post-treatments 213
12.6 Jet printing machines 214
12.7 Limitations 214
12.8 Future trends 215
12.9 Bibliography 215
12.10 References 215
13 Pigmented ink formulation 218
Z FU , Rohm and Haas, Philadelphia, USA
13.1 Introduction 218
13.2 Overview 219
13.3 Pigmented ink formulation for digital textile printing 221
13.4 Tests and test methods for pigmented textile inks 227
13.5 Optional pre- and post-treatments for pigmented digital textile printing 231
13.6 White ink 231
13.7 Sources of further information and advice 232
14 Formulation of aqueous inkjet ink 233
H NO G U C H I and K SH I R O T A , Canon Inc., Japan
14.1 Dye±fiber interaction 233
14.2 Organic solvents and surface energy of ink 235
14.3 Time-dependent phenomena and surface-active components 235
14.4 Additives 237
14.5 Reliability 237
14.6 Production process of inkjet-printed textiles 240
14.7 Reactive dye ink 240
14.8 Disperse dye ink 245
14.9 Acid and direct dye ink formulation 250
14.10 References 251
15 Effect of pretreatment on print quality and its measurement 252
Y. K. KIM, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, USA
15.1 Introduction 252
15.2 Textile pretreatments for inkjet printing 254
15.3 Effect of pretreatments on print quality 258
15.4 Concluding remarks and future trends 272
15.5 References 274
16 Ink jet printing of cationized cotton with reactive inks 276
P J HA U S E R , North Carolina State University, USA
and M KA N I K , University of Uludag, Turkey
16.1 Introduction 276
16.2 Experimental 278
16.3 Results and discussion 280
16.4 Conclusions 288
16.5 References 288

Part IV Design and business
17 Digital printing and mass customization 293
M FR A L I X , [TC]2, USA
17.1 Introduction 293
17.2 From craft to mass production to mass customization 295
17.3 Limitations of mass customization 297
17.4 Time, technology, and connectivity 298
17.5 Product life cycles 299
17.6 Forecasting the opportunities 300
17.7 Traditional supply chains 304
17.8 Direct digital printing supply chains 307
17.9 Future trends in the digital supply chain 309
17.10 References and bibliography 310
18 Just-in-time printing 312
K MA G U I R E KI N G , [TC]2, USA
18.1 Introduction 312
18.2 Enabling the process 314
18.3 Just-in-time order processing 323
18.4 Case studies 327
18.5 Conclusion 336
18.6 References 336
19 Design and workflow in digital inkjet printing 337
H UJ I I E , Philadelphia University, USA
19.1 Introduction 337
19.2 Evolution of textile printing workflow 338
19.3 New design styles 343
19.4 New definitions for the textile printing industry 350
19.5 Future trends 354
19.6 References 354
Index 356

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