COLOR & DESIGN
CUSTOM DESIGN ORDER, OUR TYPE OF PRINTING, BATIK PROCESS FOR THE FABRIC
There is several type of batik technique for our fabric.
Most of fabric we use are hand works, even though we also use digital printing or rotary printing. But about 85% of our product is using the hand work technique.
We normally decide process base on the design. Some design, might be good using wax stamp or some might be good using printing. It depend on how many color you want, the size of the motif, and what effect on the fabric you want.
Some customer choose wax batik stamp instead of silk screen printing because the wax batik stamp front or back side are same, in the other hand the silk screen printing the backside is white as pic shown below (insert wax stamp batik and silk screen printing that can show the different).
Or some prefer rotary machine printing because it can do a lot color (it can 8 colors on the design) instead of the silk screen printing when the order qty allow. Picture shown below is the silk screen printing and the rotary machine printing (insert silk screen printing and rotary machine print)
Whenever you want to make custom design sarongs, feel free to send us the design and we can suggest what process might be the best.
Here is the process we normally use for our fabric:
Wax batik stamp :
It is an old and traditional technique that has been years used. It start from stamping wax using design brass stamp OVER white fabric or color fabric and then do another dyeing.
There is several category using this technique:
1. Mono color / white stamp sarongs/fabric:
Process: stamping design brass over white fabric. Here is some picture of the production process to make it understand the process.
(insert production process),
So the result is color background on white design as the picture below: (insert white stamp sarongs)
2. Double Process sarong/fabric:
Process: Dyeing the fabric, and then stamping design brass over color fabric (longer process than mono color). Here pic of production process. (insert production process)
So the result is color background and another color on the design. As there is another process on them, it cost more expensive than mono color as below pic: insert double process sarongs)
3. Full stamp sarong / Fabric :
Process: same as the above process, the only different is that the design is full all over the sarongs, so it need more wax and taking more time. (insert full stamp sarongs process), and off course it is more expensive as it cost more to make them. Here is some full stamp result:
(insert full stamp sarongs)
4. Solid dyeing sarong / fabric
Process: colouring fabric using traditional technique
(insert solid dyeing process),
and here is some solid sarong/fabric:
(insert solid sarongs/fabric pic)
5. Tie dye sarong / fabric
Process: colouring fabric using various type of tie. The more difficult type of dyeing fabric, different cost too.
(insert pic production process)
Here is some tie dye sarong / fabric:
(insert tie dye sarong/fabric pic)
6. Silk screen printing:
Process: printing design over fabric using silk screen over fabric.
Price can be different depend on how many color used, that is imply to how many screen used. The more color, price will be more too as it need more working process. But most of the time maximum screen can be done is 5 screen/5 colors.
(Insert pic of production process)
Here is some silk screen printing
7. Digital print fabric: this is machine printing that start used. It is simply printing fabric using machine. But is not used much as the cost still very expensive.
8. Rotary print fabric: this is machine printing do by big manufacture. Normally we order the fabric from big factory. This the perfect printing, but the minimal order quite high.
Our handmade batik fabric collections are coming for variety of different color and designs. It is handmade naturally process with full sun drier. If any small inconsistency in color is as part of the process of handmade batik in Indonesia and as unique art of batik.
Some color will come out when the first washing but will not influence to other fabric color. They will lean at the second was process.