The printed silk tie, the result of a meticulous and detailed work
Among the sartorial accessories that a man can choose to wear to personalize his outfit, the printed silk tie is always a valid solution. The main feature that makes it versatile and suitable for any occasion coincides not only with the fabric of realization that, in most cases, coincides with the twill, but also with its processing, which involves two basic steps: printing and dosing of colors.
The prints made on a printed silk tie, in fact, are generous both in patterns and in colors; the latter, specifically, are applied individually on each layer of raw silk, generally between 40 and 200 meters long, left to flow on a table that facilitates the coloring.
Each chosen color is applied through a polyamide screen called a “square” on about one meter of fabric; since some parts are permeable, the color can pass through them impregnating only the chosen area. If you want, for example, to print a tie in 4 colors, you will need 4 printing frames placed in succession on the same surface. The coloring, then, can be done in two ways: either by moving the screen, from time to time, on the fabric or by letting the fabric flow under the screens themselves.
Perfection depends on the constant attention of qualified personnel, who monitor the entire procedure, making sure that the heald frames move correctly or that the fabric slides smoothly. In the final stage, it is the engraving process that determines the final beauty of the accessory: while many companies use computerized machines, others prefer traditional engraving done entirely by hand by professional artists.
Considering that the designs on a tie can contain chromatic points that are, to say the least, hyper-receptive, it is evident that this operation requires extreme meticulousness, capable of creating very fine gradation effects and avoiding color mismatches and overlaps.
The most requested and worn sartorial accessory: the printed silk tie
The printed silk tie is the most requested sartorial accessory because, in many cases, it has a very simple look, it is versatile and requiring lower production costs it is cheaper and accessible to everyone. But this is not always the case: the pieces made with more valuable fabrics and handmade require a technical skill that requires higher investments and, consequently, a considerable cost of sale.
Certainly, a printed silk tie is ideal for ceremonies and important occasions, as well as for business meetings where a high level of formality is not required. Thanks to the precious prints that characterize it, it perfectly matches elegant suits, as well as more casual and daily outfits. Silk, then, is perfect both in summer and winter, so you can wear an accessory of this type all year round with the aim of customizing your look while remaining in line with the context and the season of reference.