In classic textile printing, the textile is dyed according to the pattern. For this purpose, dyes, pigments and pastes containing chemicals are applied to the textile using special printing processes such as flat screen printing or rotary printing.
Printing dyes are colorants that have been specially adapted for the printing process. Printing auxiliaries support the printing process and help to produce an even print. In inkjet printing (digital printing/inkjet printing), the inks are applied with print heads, which means that much finer print images are possible than in classic screen printing.