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 the fabric into the garment components. After splicing cut end is pulled back to overlap plies as far back as the next splicing mark. The 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 the next roll starts from the splice mark.

Splice Marks:

Splice marks are marked on the edge of cutting table before spreading using reference of the marker. Splice marks are reference points from where overlapping of fabric is done after splicing of fabric. Spicing marks are shown in the following diagram.

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.
Spreading Table

Prasanta Sarkar

Prasanta Sarkar is a textile engineer and a postgraduate in fashion technology from NIFT, New Delhi, India. He has authored 6 books in the field of garment manufacturing technology, garment business setup, and industrial engineering. He loves writing how-to guide articles in the fashion industry niche. He has been working in the apparel manufacturing industry since 2006. He has visited garment factories in many countries and implemented process improvement projects in numerous garment units in different continents including Asia, Europe, and South Africa. He is the founder and editor of the Online Clothing Study Blog.

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