Whitepaper: THE CHALLENGE OF FABRIC PATTERN MATCHING IN APPAREL PRODUCTION – CONTEMPORARY EQUIPMENT SOLUTIONS
We all are aware of the challenge: No matter if your product is bespoken men's wear, premium ladies wear or checked and striped shirts/blouses -apparel manufacturers face operational challenges when designing and cutting shirts, suits and other garments featuring patterned
designs. The design on each cut piece must match precisely when stitched to its adjoining partner pieces and from part to part within
a style to avoid any visual disruption of them is aligned plaid, stripe or other pattern. A complicating factor is the inherent variability
of patterned fabrics, both within a given roll and from one roll to the next. Slight distortions in pattern repeat and in deviation from true square
relative to warp and weft threads must be accommodated for during the layout and cutting process, to preserve the visual continuity of
the fabric design on the finished product – a hallmark of quality apparel manufacturing.
This Whitepaper compares the conventional work methodology against application of contemporary technology - now being available.