Roll pressing, also known as rolling, is a textile finishing process that is used to give fabrics a smooth, flat appearance. It is a mechanical process that involves passing the fabric between two or more large, heated rollers under pressure. The heat and pressure help to flatten out any wrinkles or creases in the fabric, resulting in a smooth, polished surface.
Roll pressing is typically done at the end of the textile production process, after the fabric has been dyed, printed, and finished. The process is often used in combination with other finishing techniques, such as brushing and shearing, to create a variety of different effects and finishes.
There are several benefits to roll pressing. Firstly, it helps to improve the appearance of the fabric, making it look smoother and more polished. It can also help to improve the fabric's drape and hand feel, making it more comfortable and pleasant to wear. Additionally, roll pressing can help to prolong the life of the fabric by reducing the amount of friction and wear that it experiences.