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Technology for Value Addition: Flock Printing

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Stitch World September, 2015

Inspired by the velvet appliqué and intricate pattern formations, minuscule fibre particles are deposited onto the surface to produce grassy texture in decorative patterns with plush 3D reliefs called flock prints. Flock printing is used to render velvet, velour and brasso textures on base fabrics like cotton, nets and tulles. Apart from the aesthetic appeal that this effect provides to the garment, this value addition technique finds utility for reasons like insulation, slip-and-grip friction, and low reflectivity effects as well. Owing to its markedly recurrent but infrequent appearance on racks of international…

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