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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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what is silk screening

Silk Screening Definition

  Silk screening is a printing technique where a mesh is used to transfer ink onto a substrate, except in areas made impermeable to the ink by a blocking stencil. A blade or squeegee is moved across the screen to fill the open mesh apertures with ink, and a reverse stroke then causes the screen …customized readmore text

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what is print on demand

Print on Demand (POD) Definition

Print-on-demand (or POD) is an order fulfillment method where items are printed as soon as an order is made, often without order minimums. The term POD is often combined with drop shipping to describe a service where items are printed to order and shipped directly from the manufacturer to the buyer on behalf of the …customized readmore text

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What is Inkjet Printer

Inkjet Printer Definition

The inkjet printer is the name of a printer that was invented in the 20th century for usage unrelated to digital textile printing. The inkjet printer creates an image by adding drops of ink onto a specific surface, such as paper, plastic, or fabric.  These tiny drops of ink, which are as small as 50 …customized readmore text

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What is Reactive Printing

Reactive Printing Definition

Reactive printing is the definition for a method in which the layer of applied ink, which consists of reactive dyes, a binder, and specific heat-activated additives, is steamed and then washed in order for it to set properly. Reactive printing allows retailers to reach vibrant and accurate colors that remain durable following usage, outdoor exposure, …customized readmore text

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What is Reactive Dye

Reactive Dye Definition

Reactive dye is a type of textile dye that allows for greater fastness properties due to a reaction with the substrate it is applied on. The name of reactive dye, which was originally invented in the ’50s, is based on its chemical reaction to cellulose, which forms a covalent bond and a strong attachment between …customized readmore text

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