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What is "Ribbon" - Definition & Explanation

A fillet or narrow woven fabric of varying widths, commonly one-quarter to three inches, having selvage edges, chiefly or rayon, silk, or velvet, and used for braiding, decoration, trimmings, etc.
Ribbon a flat or tubular narrow closely woven fabric (as of silk or rayon) used for trimmings or knitting.
Material used with thermal transfer printers producing visible marks on a label (or substrate). A printhead is heated and the ribbon is burned onto the label stock producing the bar code.

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A finish containing a colorant (dye, pigment, or both) usually sprayed on to correct or add color to wood furniture or parts. Terminology varies but most people call it a toner when applied over...
This process is usually used on splits, or heavily buffed leather The finishing fim is created on a continuous release paper. An adhesive is applied to the film, and then it is pressed onto the...
Operations by which slivers (q.v.) are blended (or doubled), levelled and, by drafting (q.v.), reduced to the stage of roving (q.v.) (In the cotton industry, the term is applied exclusively to...
Cutting fabric diagonally across the grain, causing the material to drape fluidly and elegantly across the body. Expensive due to it's inefficient use of fabric. Often used for silk or satin dresses...
A good quality wool. If it is made in cotton, it is usually called suede cloth. Duvetyn has a close satin weave that is brushed, singed, and sheared to conceal the weave. It has a smooth plush...

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