Abrahams, David H. Dexter Chemical Corporation, New York, New York.
- Paste and thickener
- Sequence of operations
- Special types of printing
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The localized application of color on fabrics. In printing textiles, a thick paste of dye or pigment is applied to the fabric by appropriate mechanical means to form a design. The color is then fixed or transferred from the paste to the fiber itself, maintaining the sharpness and integrity of the design. In a multicolor design, each color must be applied separately and in proper position relative to all other colors. Printing is one of the most complex of all textile operations, because of the number of variables and the need for a high degree of precision, particularly since there is no way to correct a bad print. See also: Dye; Dyeing
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