discharge printing

discharge printing

[′dis‚chärj ‚print·iŋ]
(graphic arts)
A method of printing in which an electric discharge is shaped to produce characters.
(textiles)
Using bleaching chemicals on a previously dyed fabric to remove the dye and thus imprint a pattern.
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"One is called discharge printing. With this you bleach out your pattern then replace it with printed colours which are steamed to set the colour and make the fabric washable.
Its capabilities include reactive, pigment, resist and discharge printing. It has 12-color and 16-color capability.

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