roller printing

▪ textile industry
also called  direct printing 

      method of applying a coloured pattern to cloth, invented by Thomas Bell of Scotland in 1783. A separate dye paste for each colour is applied to the fabric from a metal roller that is intaglio engraved according to the design. The technique can be used with almost any textile fabric. See also discharge printing; resist printing.

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