Printing technologies.The most suitable process.
Roller printing:evolved tradition.
Roller (or cylinder) printing is still a major technique in the textile industry. It retains the allure of the past while incorporating the advancements from the last few decades allowing us to accelerate our production. We use cylinders made with a traditional laser-engraving method (photogravure), and direct printing with reactive dyes, pigments, acid, disperse and basic chemicals, according to the fibre type. These complex processes are managed by our experienced technicians.
Digital printing:extreme performance.
Miroglio Textile is one of the few companies that use the best ink-jet printers, including the LarioEVO, a top digital system printing high definition designs, colours and gradients on any fabric. Our last-generation equipment allows us to fulfil our designers’ vision in terms of quality and customization options, even for small batches.
Waterfree printing:unique innovation.
Waterfree printing, or direct sublimation printing is a patent owned and exclusively used by Miroglio Textile. While traditional sublimation printing is first performed on paper and then transferred onto fabrics using heated calenders, direct sublimation printing is done directly on polyester-based fabrics using web-fed ink-jet systems. This technology is highly appreciated by our clients as it’s a fast and cost-effective process which requires neither preparation nor finishing.
After printing. Attention to every detail.
The term “steaming” is used for treatments – in both roller and digital printing – required to seal in the dye to the fibre, after drying the fabric. This is a very delicate step, as the steamer must be set to an exact time interval and temperature according to the fabric and dye type. This way all potential issues with colour performance, vividness and resistance are minimized.
After being steamed, fabrics are moved to our washing department. This is another crucial step, as it eliminates the dye that hasn’t bound to the fibre and removes the binding and auxiliary agents that are part of the printing formula.
Our printed fabrics also provide a high level of wear, light, home machine washing, water, sweat and rub resistance thanks to the number of mechanical and chemical finishing treatments they undergo. These treatments also include the application of resins for a better shrink resistance and softeners to obtain a client’s favourite fabric hand (dry, smooth, soft, and so on).
The last step consists in checking a product’s features against the relevant standards. We perform human and artificial visual checks to identify any print defects, and chemical and physical checks using lab tools simulating the fibre reaction to light, fire and different sweat types. Robustness, stability and resistance tests are also performed when we manufacture labels and certify every single fabric.