Flocking is a term that represents a technique. It is the idea of depositing very fine fibers or an “effect” paper on a previously glued surface or an adhesive. Flocking creates metallic effects, velvet effects, felt, or others. The texture is said to be flocked.
It is the idea of the glue, which is first placed on the textile and then the act of agglomerating it with other material effects. Dust from velor or other fibrous material is called sheer. Initially, this technique is used in wall coverings,
In Germany, it is during the Middle Ages that we see the appearance of fabrics. In France, they became famous under the reign of Louis XIV.
The Floc or the Sheep
The flock is made of synthetic fibers or natural fibers, which are reduced to tiny hairs. The length of hair varies in thickness which determines the appearance of the flocked product.
The short fibers produce a velvety effect, and the longer ones are up to 14mm and look more like hair.
Flocking is defined as the application of fine particles to a previously glued surface. Nowadays, this is usually done by the application of a high voltage electric field.
In a flocking machine, the flock has a negative charge, while the receiving medium is grounded. The fibers move in the direction of the electrostatic field created and get stuck in the non-dry glue.
A number of different substrates can be flocked: fabrics, paper, PVC
So this is not the only way, velvet effect for heat transfer on cotton, polyester, acrylic, and similar fibers.
Due to its high fiber density, this flock gives an incomparable velvet appearance.
Intended for a medium temperature coat (wait 10-15 seconds).
Application tips for the press *:
- Cut in mirror with a standard blade.
- Weed the excess material.
- Press the textile empty for a few seconds to remove all traces of humidity.
- Position the marking on the textile with its polyester support.
- Press while protecting it with baking paper.
- Remove the polyester at medium temperature (wait 10-15 sec.).
- Iron with an iron (or press), protecting the pattern with baking paper, to secure the flex to the fabric.
Increase time in 5-sec increments. Depending on the power of the iron. To obtain an optimum result, always work on a hard surface (avoid the ironing board), and press well with both hands on the iron. It is advisable to carry out a test on a fabric sample before any final application.
Here is an explanation directly using a press.
These are often processes that are used for finished products such as caps or jerseys.
Don’t forget to work on writing with the idea of the mirror.
Now under the idea of screen printing, we can work on the metallic effect, we will be able to see its interest together later, but we know that many artists have been delighted with this effect lately.
It is a pleasure for them to play with this effect. Materialize the color of this shape which will take place above its hairy or shiny effect. The texture will take on the effect above its shape. The places will be re-located in relation to their visual base.