Puff ink is an opaque base that rises up on being heat set to provide a raised print effect.
Puff print is also called the Foam Print or Emboss print for the raised print effect. It is also acknowledged by many as a Rubber printing technique.
This screen staining technique is pretty similar to High Density Print but the printed area is softer in feel.
We at Design 360 Dubai, ensure proper curing of the puff printed fabrics for superb quality deliverable.
The rubber printing paste is prepared with 60% rubber, 38% clear and 2% fix. The additive added to the plastic ink allows the printout to rise giving a 3D feel.
High viscosity inks are readily employed in this printing process. These inks easily flow through the printing screen and have tendency to hold a very sharp edge along with being durable in nature.
During this printing process, the screens are elevated above the fabric by 2-3mm to enable the full amount of ink to flow onto the garment and not get stuck in the screen.
After rubbing the paste on the fabric, the fabric is dried for about 30 minutes before it is passed through the curing machine for heat treatment at 150 degree Celsius.
A lower heat temperature may generate lesser puff while a high temperature may adversely affect the color of the base fabric and so it is important to examine the temperature before processing the fabric in the curing machine.
After drying and heating the stained fabric, the rubber printed area becomes puffy and that is why this printing process is termed as Puff Print.
Emboss prints have a professional finish once they are heat set.
Rubber printed fabrics are washable and fully dry cleanable – easy to maintain.
Excellent rubber print results can be achieved easily onto 100% cotton through to 100% Polyester
Emboss print supports a large color range and the left over ink is reusable.
Foam printed fabrics have an attractive look at the first sight.
Rubber prints are being widely used on Knitted or woven T-shirts and lowers, Jerseys, Polo T-shirts, Sweat shirt and Zippers. They are the hot favorites of the youth.
Rubber print is also being used on textile printed blankets to make them look puffier.