VLISCO'S WAX PRINTING PROCESS

Every yard is unique


1. THE DESIGNERS
The creative minds behind Vlisco designs sketch out their ideas.
2. DESIGN SUPPORT
The people who make the creative ideas of the designers technically executable.
3. THE PRINTING ROLLERS
Where the design is transferred from digital information on to two copper printing rollers.
4. THE WAX PRINTING MACHINE
Dripping in wax, the rollers transfer the design onto both sides of the cotton cloth.
5. INDIGO BATH
The Wax printed cloth is dyed in indigo baths and the white parts of the cloth become a deep, intense blue.
6. THE WAX BREAKING MACHINE
This machine is unique – by swinging the cloth in containers, random parts of the Wax are removed, revealing the white cloth underneath.
7. FIRST COLOUR
The cloth is dryed and the first colour is printed on top of the remaining Wax.
8. SECOND COLOUR
The Wax is now completely removed. When the cloth is dry, a second colour is printed.
9. WASHING
The cloth is washed to remove all extra colours.
10. FINAL BY-EYE INSPECTION
As the fabric whiz passed their eyes, our highly trained experts inspect that all the fabrics are of Vlisco certified quality.
11. SHIPPING
The fabrics are packed into bales and are ready to be shipped from Holland to Africa.



1OO% SILK SHAWL
This 100% silk shawl shows the steps of Vlisco’s magical wax printing process.
The beautiful illustration is made by designer Teun van den Wittenboer.
Exclusively available in Vlisco boutiques and at www.vlisco.com.

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