resist printing

resist printing
a fabric-printing method in which a dye-resistant substance is applied to certain specified areas of the material prior to immersion in a dye bath and subsequently removed so as to permit the original hue to act as a pattern against the colored ground. Cf. discharge printing.

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▪ textile industry
      any of various methods of colouring cloth in a pattern by pretreating designed areas to resist penetration by the dye. To obtain a two-colour pattern on goods already dyed in one colour, a dye paste is applied in the desired design; the paste contains a substance resistant to a second dye, which is then applied to the cloth, developing colour only in the areas not covered by the paste. batik and tie-dyeing (qq.v.) are examples of resist printing.

      In stencil printing, the design parts not intended to take colour are covered with paper, woven fabric, or metal while the dye is passed over the surface. See also discharge printing; roller printing.

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