Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Garment Pressing or Ironing | Objects of Garment Pressing in Apparel Industry

Garment Pressing:
Pressing is an important finishing process done by subjecting a cloth to heat and pressure with or without steam to remove unintended creases and to impart a flat appearance to the cloth or garments. Also, apparel pressing is done to introduce creases in the garments. In apparel industries, pressing is also called ironing. It is done by the pressing iron into the fabric, then lifting it back up to move across the fabric, then pressing it down again.
Garment pressing in apparel industry
Fig: Garment pressing in apparel industry
Purposes of garment pressing:
The main aim of garment pressing is to increase the adornment of the garments. Also, the following are the key objects of garment pressing:
  • Removal of unwanted creases and crinkles:
    Different types of unwanted creases and crinkles are happened during making of garments. It may be forms due to the washing of garments. To remove these unwanted creases and crinkles from the garments, pressing or ironing is done. 
  • To apply creases where necessary:
    Sometimes, it is applied creasing effect to the garments to increase the beauty of that garments. Also, this is done before sewing to increase the beauty and proper sewing to the garments. These creases are applied by pressing. 
  • Shaping:
    Dart and seam are use to the garments for proper shaping to the wearer. To increase the beauty and attractiveness of created shape by using dart and seam is done by pressing. Sometimes it needs to shrink or stretch of garments parts for shaping, generally, pressing machine consists of a special type of bed is used for pressing. 
  • Under pressing:
    To do help for sewing easily and beautifully, it must need to give minimum pressing to some parts of garments before to give minimum pressing to some parts of garments before sewing is called under pressing. Specially, under pressing is done to most of the apparel industries for making Coat, Jacket, and Trouser and so on. 
  • Final pressing:
    The apparels are pressed finally before folding or after making of garments, is called final pressing. It is done to increases the beauty of garments and to impart a flat appearance to the cloth or garments.