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Kids Bedding Production
There are many different types of kids bedding and baby bedding for children, and many different ways they are made. The fibers used in them usually involve cotton, but thread counts can vary, as well as the extra fabrics and fibers. Many adults have specific preferences as to what types of bedding they will use, such as sheet thread counts, but children are usually quite a bit less concerned about this. In fact, as long as it’s comfortable to sleep on, children are usually completely satisfied as long as they aren?t on a bare mattress. Minor quality differences in kids bedding and baby bedding - while they may not be noticable to a young child - will be appreciated by a parent after several years of washing.
Children do, however, have a very high interest in kids bedding and baby bedding that has printing on it, such as of their favorite character, or with a certain pattern. The various processes by which fabrics are printed in colored design is known as textile printing. The time and place of origin of this process is uncertain, but there are many fabrics with prints on them that have been found dating as far back as 5th century BC. Japanese artists had a highly developed form of stencil work, and this was one of the early forms of textile printing. Block printing was another one of the early forms of this process, in which a block of wood, copper, or other material bearing a design would be covered in dye paste, and applied to the fabric. It would then be struck with a mallet to cause an imprint of that design. Each color or pattern would require a separate block’s usage.
Then, in 1785, the method of cylinder, or roller, printing was developed. In this method, a design is engraved into copper rollers that the fabric is carried across and pressed into by a rotating central cylinder. Each roller holds one color, and have designs etched into them by a variety of ways: by hand, machine pressured, or etched by pantograph or photoengraving methods. The colored dye gets applied to these rollers by other rollers, known as feed rollers that steadily rotate in a color box.
A newer method is screen printing, in which screens are placed on the fabric and the color paste is pressed on by a wooden squeegee. There is one screen used for each color, and it helps keep the colors divided. Screen printing is most useful when it is used for large patterns with soft outlines.
Another more recent method is spray printing. This type of printing consists of a spray gun forcing the dye through a screen that is placed on the fabric.
Electrocoating is also a recent process of printing patterns. This method is most often used to apply a patterned pile.
Textiles are classified according to their component fibers into cotton, silk, linen, and wool, and such synthetic fibers as polyesters, rayon, and nylon. Classification is also based on their structure.
The quality in textiles depends on many different factors, including: quality of raw materials used, density of weave, finishing processes, and more.
Most textiles are produced in factories, but there are still many blankets and quilts of fine quality that are still made by hand. The kids bedding and baby bedding lines carried on this site are all very high quality. Meaning the tolerances for error are small, the threadcount high, and the prints durable.
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