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Thread: Info about how fabric is printed

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    Info about how fabric is printed

    http://www.swatchandstitch.com/home_...g-process.html


    A friend shared ths on her facebook page.
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    That was a very nice video. I worked in the corrugated box industry for a long time, and some of the processes (and machines) were quite similar to what I've seen in our industry.
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    Oh my gosh, what an amazing video. Sure makes me appreciate the prices of fabrics more.
    We have cotton fields not far from us here in Ariz. & have seen those huge bales in the fields waiting for the trucks.

    Thanks for sharing this video.

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    I LOVED this! How amazing. Thank you for posting it.
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    It looks very interesting. Thanks for the link!

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    I LOVE the "How It's Made" stuff. Things like this just fascinate me. Thank you so much for sharing. I live in AR & we are a cotton growing state too so appreciated that. I guess $11-$13/yard is pretty cheap after all!!

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    Thankyou for sharing this; it was most informative. i always wanted to watch fabric being printed. Youv'e satisfied my curiosity.

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    That was a very interesting video - thank you for sharing it. I do find it interesting with all the technical stuff involved in the whole printing process as shown - the video was taken by the CEO on his cell phone.

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    Thank you for posting. It was very informative. and it goes along with the pics i posted earlier about the cotton growing and the gin.
    Last edited by psychonurse; 12-03-2012 at 04:35 AM. Reason: spelling

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    Loved this. I worked for Shaw Industries for 25 years in two types of yarn mills. Most people have no idea how many processes it takes to produce carpet ready to lay down. My fave job was quality control, it was so cool to watch raw goods come in the receiving door and go out shipping ready to be tufted and printed.

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    I'm another quilter that worked in a somewhat similar industry - we silk screened on wood products - occasionally fabric also to complete dolls. I've loved manufacturing since I was a child and saw TV programs about manufacturing process. I really miss the process and people I worked with now that the jobs went overseas.

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    It's wonderful to get an inside glimpse of the process. Wouldn't it be great to see what changes there have been in the last couple of centuries? I imagine the production of printed fabrics used to involve a lot more human hands along the way.
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    That was great, thanks for sharing! I read Ken Kaufman's comments underneath the video window and am curious about the Made in the USA collection that will be coming out in April of 2013.
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