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Capping Station Definition

The capping station, also called a maintenance station, is a crucial component of any DTG print system, consisting of a pump, capping assembly, and wiper. The capping station protects the print head when it is not in use, and ensures it can pull ink through the system to prime and clean before printing. An exposed …customized readmore text

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Ink Bleeding Definition

In digital textile printing, mixing of two dissimilar colors in two adjacent printed dots before they dry and absorb into substrate is referred to as ink bleeding. Unless it is done for effect, ink bleeding reduces print quality. Prior art applied this term to the phenomenon of single-color ink following the fibers of the fabric. …customized readmore text

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Water-Based Ink Definition

Water-based ink is an ink made with water rather than plastic or PVC. Water-based ink can be split into two main ingredients, water and pigment. Water-based ink does not include plastic, which makes it a more eco-friendly option relative to plastisols. In the absence of a fixation agent, the ink seeps into the garment and …customized readmore text

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Pixel Definition

In digital imaging, a pixel is a physical point in a raster image, or the smallest addressable element in an all points addressable display device, so it is the smallest controllable element of a picture represented on the screen. Each pixel is a sample of an original image; more samples typically provide more accurate representations …customized readmore text

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RGB Definition

The RGB color model is an additive color model in which red, green, and blue light are added together in various ways to reproduce a broad array of colors. The main purpose of the RGB color model is for the sensing, representation, and display of images in electronic systems, such as televisions and computers, though …customized readmore text

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what is vector graphics

Vector Graphics & Printing Definition

  Vector graphics are computer graphics images that are defined in terms of 2D points, which are connected by lines and curves to form polygons and other shapes. Each of these points has a definite position on the x- and y-axis of the work plane and determines the direction of the path. Further, each path …customized readmore text

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dpi printing

Dots per Inch (DPI) Definition

  Dots per inch (DPI) is a measure of spatial printing, video, or image scanner dot density, in particular the number of individual dots that can be placed in a line within the span of 1 inch. DPI is used to describe the resolution number of dots per inch in a digital print and the …customized readmore text

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cmyk meaning

CMYK Definition

  The CMYK color model (process color, four color) is a subtractive color model, based on the CMY color model, used in color printing, and is also used to describe the printing process itself. CMYK refers to the four ink plates used in some color printing: cyan, magenta, yellow, and key (black). The CMYK model …customized readmore text

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Underbase Definition

  An underbase is a layer of ink (generally white or other light colors) that is printed as a “base” on a dark fabric for other colors to sit on. This gives the top colors more brilliance and explains why printing to darker pieces takes a bit more time than printing to lighter ones. Underbase …customized readmore text

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embroidery definition

Embroidery Definition

  Embroidery is the craft of decorating fabric or other materials using a needle to apply thread or yarn. Embroidery may also incorporate other materials such as pearls, beads, quills, and sequins. In modern days, embroidery is usually seen on caps, hats, coats, blankets, dress shirts, denim, dresses, stockings, and golf shirts. The fabrics and …customized readmore text

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what is a heat press

Heat Press Definition

  A heat press is a machine engineered to imprint a design or graphic on a substrate, such as a t-shirt, with the application of heat and pressure for a preset time period. While heat presses are often used to apply designs to fabrics, specially designed presses can also be used to imprint designs on …customized readmore text

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