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1. Four needles and six threads
Four needles and six threads, namely ISO607 stitches, consist of four upper threads, one bottom thread and one broken thread. It is mainly used for the connection of seams and has the advantages of beautiful, straight and similar seamless. It has a unique high elasticity, flatness and high-strength stitching effect, so it is widely used in high-end sportswear, yoga clothing, and underwear.
2. Laser cutting
Laser cutting can achieve fabric accuracy without touching the fabric, which means that the garment will not be contaminated during the manufacturing process. At the same time, it can perfectly realize your complex patterns. For sportswear, it can be used to dig holes in sports bras, tank top , shorts and yoga pants, which can improve product quality.
3. Flat screen printing
Advantages: exquisite design, reflective and difficult to wash off, low cost
Disadvantages: long viscous time, poor air permeability, poor level, unable to print very fine patterns
4. Digital printing
Advantages: fine patterns, generally do not fade; non-sticky, non-reflective, and the air permeability of the matte surface is better than that of screen printing
Disadvantages: no layer, slightly more expensive than screen printing, color accuracy is slightly worse than that of screen printing
5. Silicone printing
Advantages: strong three-dimensional
Disadvantages: single color, usually silver gray, poor air permeability, and expensive
6. Hot stamping, hot silver, hot paper
Advantages: special effects can be achieved
Disadvantages: airtight, expensive
Advantages: feel very soft, non-reflective, delicate patterns, cheap, good air permeability
Disadvantages: the color is not bright enough to be printed on dark clothes, only light colored clothes
8. Flat embroidery
Advantages: strong three-dimensional effect, good gloss
Disadvantages: expensive, uncomfortable to wear
Advantages: strong sense of layering, bumpy
Disadvantages: very expensive