What methods can be used to customize a nylon jacket?
Screen printing and embroidery are generally used when it comes to customizing jackets made of nylon. Nylon jackets are known to be lightweight and durable, and they are used to protect from cold and harsh winds.
Nylon is a synthetic material and is one of the most commonly used types of material known as polymers. Nylon was originally designed to replace silk. When silk became scarce after the 2nd World War, Nylon was used in many different products including military parachutes and protective military vests. Parachutes? Wow, that should tell you what a great material Nylon truly is.
Nylon has many characteristics that distinguish it from other synthetic materials. It has a soft silky feel that can have a dull sheen, a semilustrous look or a highly lustrous look. Nylon is considered a garment that is easy to care for, resilient, and highly resistant against abrasion. Nylon is also very resistant against insects, fungi, mold, rot and other chemicals. Nylon is not only a great material for stockings and jackets, it is so durable that it is used in seat belts and safety clothing for the military. Hard to beat a great material like that!
Nylon jackets are easily customized by screen printing and embroidery. Screen printing is a well known method of making a graphic come to life on t-shirt, sweatshirt or Nylon jacket. Screen printing is a technique that uses a woven mesh that is stretched around a wooden or metal frame. A stencil called an ink blocking stencil is placed on the woven mesh. This ink blocking stencil has a pattern or design and when the ink is applied to the screen the stencil forms open areas that allow the ink to pass through the mesh and create an image. Screen printing is a very common and popular method of printing that is also durable and creates a unique style and texture.
The other common method of customization for a Nylon jacket is embroidery. Embroidery uses a needle and thread to stitch a design, logo or company name onto a fabric. In the early days, embroidery was done by hand but today we use machine embroidery. The embroidery machines we use have multiple heads that take designs from an attached computer and sew them onto the product. The design begins as a computer graphic and is then digitized into an embroidery format, which can then be placed in the embroidery machine. Next, the thread colors are placed in the embroidery machine and the fabric is stabilized on the machine. Finally, the computer sends the instructions to the embroidery machine and the design is sewn onto the product. Embroidery is long lasting, durable and a great customization method for many products, including Nylon jackets.
Nylon prepared jackets go hand in hand with embroidery. The characteristics of nylon jackets and embroidery are one in the same. They are both durable and lightweight items, that are also stylish, and when you add the two together you get a clean cut look that is unbeatable.
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