What is Splicing and Splice Mark in Fabric Spreading?
What is Splicing?
Splicing is a process of cutting fabric across its width and overlapping layers in between the two ends of a lay. Splicing of lay is required some times to avoid faults found in fabric into the garment components. After splicing cut end is pulled back to overlap plies as far back as the next splicing mark. Overlapping length depends on splicing mark to cover complete garment components.
Splicing process is also used when one fabric roll ends in the middle of the marker and end bit length is enough to cover at least one complete garment components. Spreading of next roll starts from the splice mark.
In the following diagram, A lay is shown. The lay is planned for three ways marker. On the spreading table there are marks like splice mark 1 and splice mark 2 which denote that from one of those marks they have to start overlapping the layer, if spreaders need to splice or cut out any layer.