In this article, we will use as an example the printing of textiles using both digital and traditional printing to have a clear picture of both processes.
Over the years, printing textiles keep on evolving starting from block printing down to the use of machines with rotary screen and processes that employ heat transfer. The market in global arena on textile printing is much smaller compared to fashion in general.
Textile printing market involves 58 percent rotary screen printing, and there isn’t any digital distribution statistics. So we have to comprehend why digital distribution? And which of the two is much better?
It is a significant competition of conventional printing textile screen technologies, which utilizes analog technology platform.
Screen printing is a traditional process that incorporates screen creation and uses it as a stencil to employ ink layers on the surface of a print material. A particular screen requires every color used in the design, one after the other or mixed up together to create a final output.
The best options for designs that need a higher category of vibrancy is printing on a screen. Screen printing is best for bulk orders.
The color of the dye has thicker application in screen printing than in digital printing where there are brighter colors even in dark shades. Further, it is much easier to mass produce and cost efficient to utilize screen printing than digital.