Surface Textile Design of Polar Fleece Using Laser Engraving Technique
The purpose of this study is to develop textile surface design of polar fleece by using laser engraving technique. A prototype of textile design was proposed by combining selected textile design elements before making the textile design samples. The program,
4D-PLANS, was used to express the raised material and Adobe Photoshop CS6, Adobe Illustrator CS6 were used to make patterns with a dot motif. Adobe Photoshop CS6 was used for the final textile design prototypes. Its actual figures were produced by surface finishing-laser engraving. A functionality test and visual evaluation were conducted to test whether the laser engraving polar fleece is suitable as an outer textile material. As a result of the thermal test of laser-engraving polar fleece and original polar fleece, there was no significant difference in warmth when using laser engraving with less than 50% of the total area. The design evaluation indicates that the subjects are satisfied with colors, textures and patterns with over 4.0 of average on a five-point Likert-type scale. In particular, satisfaction with textile is highest. Therefore, this study will suggest diversity for the development of surface design of napping materials applying laser engraving technique.