What is all-over print?
Figure 1: Demand for AOP fashion is to remain strong in coming days.
It is a term used to describe a special kind of print that covers the entire garment (and when we say the entire garment, we do mean the entire garment). All-over print reaches places that regular ones don’t, the most obvious being seams and other elements like zippers. Noticing these details is the only way to actually tell if it is all-over or not. This kind of print is achieved by layering the t-shirt on a flat surface and then printing on top of it, which means that any element that is not exposed to the ink, like hems, for example, won’t be affected. If a hem or the interior of the garment is printed then the fabric was probably printed before it was sewn, this is the traditional way of printing fabric.
AOP demand trend
The current shoppers are quite fashionable. So the garments manufactures are also making garments keeping fashion in the mind. New technologies are developing through which it is easy to work. When a printing machine print full width fabric with its impression it is call AOP. Usually in case of AOP fabric is cut after printing. All over printing is one type of printed clothing that is attracted by buyers of all ages. Due to having its colorful design, it’s used almost in every program.
TechniqueThe process is similar to the dye-diffusion approach: a graphic is printed onto a sheet of high-release paper and then transferred onto the chosen apparel using high heat and pressure. Heat converts the solid dye particles into a gas through sublimation. The liquid phase is skipped due to the instantaneity of the physical change. This immediacy bonds the released chemicals to the polyester fibres. Unlike screen printing and direct-to-garment digital printing, this is not digital. Instead, the dye is absorbed by the fabric for a fantastic soft-to-the-touch feel and breathability. The design is printed on 100% polyester material.
Often, this is done on white garment only as this base colour allows for the best applicability. The types of garments available are T-shirts, hoodies, sweaters, socks, bags and much more.
Figure 2: Demand for AOP fashion is to remain strong in coming days.
Conventional print creates huge bunch of effluents which are hazardous for the ecosystem and even for the human being. The technology makes possible to have faster production cycles, to reduce the water consumption. That’s why, digital inject All Over Printing is becoming very popular day by day due to the less environmental impact.Nowadays, consumers want to change frequently and give them a much greater individual touch. There is scarcely any other technology that combines brilliant colors, wonderful designs and production on demand with low resource utilization. Currently, 60 percent of digitally printed textiles are produced in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Pakistan and Vietnam. Due to the increase in demand, many of the factories in Bangladesh are opening digital ‘All Over Printing’ section along with conventional. New jobs are also being created in the different houses with attractive salary.
AOP as a career
There was a time when the newly graduate students wanted to work in dyeing, knitting, spinning or garments section. They thought that without joining those sectors, career growth is not possible. But now choices have been changed because of the changing era. Graduate students are choosing the printing sector as profession. It’s too much a challenging sector like medical or journalism. But if anyone is persistent towards the goal, he/she will be successful in this sector soon.