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Term of the Week

Each week Printwear turns to industry experts to learn more about the terms used in the apparel and apparel decoration industry, as well as the business realm. Contact Printwear's digital content editor, Alexandria Arroyo, if you're interested in the opportunity to be featured. 

Bito Cometa
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Discover the advantage of this older technology. 
distressed applique
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Find out what this embroidery technique looks like and how to achieve it. 
Image courtesy GraphicElephants.com
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Learn about this screen-printing tool in this Term of the Week. 
chenille
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Learn about this embroidery process and when it's most often used. 
Image courtesy Heat Transfer Warehouse
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Learn about this special heat transfer vinyl in this Term of the Week. 
Textile laser can etch away parts of a material for a textured finish (Image courtesy Hirsch Solutions Inc.)
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Find out what the textile laser process entails in this term of the week. 
scoop coater
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Find out why scoop coaters are an essential tool in screen printing. 
Screen-printing positives
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Learn about positives and why they're vital to the screen-printing world. 
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Learn the general definition of 'pantograph,' as well as its relation to embroidery in this Term of the Week. 
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Find out what kerning is and why it matters when designing heat transfers in an image-editing software. 

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