Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are halftones in screen printing?

Halftones are a technique used to simulate shades of color by varying the size and spacing of dots. In screen printing, halftones are created by breaking down an image into dots of varying sizes, allowing for gradients and shading effects in the final print.

Can screen printing be done on non-textile surfaces?

Yes, screen printing can be applied to various non-textile surfaces such as wood, metal, plastic, glass, and ceramics. Specialized inks and techniques may be required to ensure adhesion and durability on these surfaces.

What is discharge printing in screen printing?

Discharge printing is a screen printing technique where a discharge agent is used to remove the dye from the fabric's surface, leaving behind a lighter color or the natural color of the fabric. It's commonly used for achieving soft, vintage-like prints on dark-colored garments.

What is puff embroidery?

Puff embroidery, also known as 3D embroidery, involves using a foam underlay beneath the stitches to create a raised, three-dimensional effect in the design. This technique adds depth and texture to the embroidered design, making it stand out.

What is metallic thread embroidery?

Metallic thread embroidery involves using threads made from metallic materials such as gold, silver, or copper to add shimmer and shine to the embroidered design. These threads can create eye-catching accents or intricate details in embroidery projects.

What is "knockdown" stitching in embroidery?

Knockdown stitching is a technique used to flatten or smooth out the nap or texture of the fabric surrounding an embroidered design. It's commonly employed when embroidering on fabrics with a high pile or uneven surface, ensuring that the design stands out crisply and clearly.

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