batik tulis

Development of batik in now quite encouraging, it is positive impact for producers batik-batik in various areas.Request batik batik cap or very high, although The batik market needs most is already filled with textiles batik patterned manufactured by textile companies large capitalization. Some batik craftsmen had wished for the payment in advance so that production can be smoothly and buyers will soon receive an order is requested, it is reminiscent of the period of 70 years of the 90s where at that time, batik also experienced a pretty fair request in number.

The difference of hand written (tulis) batik and batik cap can be seen from a few things:

Hand written batik (Batik Tulis)

batik tulis

Done by using canting tools made from copper formed can accommodate wax (candle/wax batik) and have a tip in the form of small pipes/ducts to the discharge of the night in form the original image on the surface of the fabric. The shape of the image/batik designs on no repetition clearly, so that the image appears to be more flexible with the size of the line the motif is relatively small compared with the more batik cap. Batik fabric can be seen on both sides of the fabric appear flatter (translucent alternating) for batik. The basic color of the fabric are usually younger than with the colors in the scratches motif (batik putihan/tembokan). Each piece of the picture (motif) that is repeated on a sheet of cloth normally will never be the same shape and size. In contrast to Batik cap that likely could be exactly the same between the images that one with other images.  The time required for the making of batik is relatively more long time (2 or 3 times longer) than with making batik Cap. Fine batik work could take 3 to 6 months. Work tools in the form of canting it costs relatively cheaper ranges of IDR 10,000,-until IDR 20.000,-/pcs. Selling price of batik is relatively more expensive, because the quality is usually better, luxurious and unique.

Batik Cap (tjap batik/stamped batik/chop batik)


Carried out by using the cap (tool made of copper formed in accordance with the desired image or motif). For the making of one stamp handle with the dimensions of length and width: 20 cm X 20 cm it takes an average of 2 weeks.  The shape of the image/design on batik cap there is always a repetition obviously, so the picture appears to be repeated with the same form, with the size of the stripe motif is relatively larger compared with batik.  Image of batik cap is usually not transparent on both sides of the fabric. The basic color of the fabric are usually older than with colors on scratches his motives. This is due to the batik cap doesn’t do the closure on the basis of more complex motifs as well as the  wont to do on batik process. By correlation the pursuit of the selling price that is cheaper and more production time quick. The time it takes for a piece of batik cloth cap ranges 1 up to 3 weeks. To make batik cap mixed motives, then needed a lot of Cap. While prices are relatively more expensive stamp from canting. For the price of stamp on present conditions with a size of 20 cm X 20 cm IDR 350,000 up to IDR 700.000,-/motif.. So from my side batik cap initial capital is relatively more expensive.  Term usage time stamp in good condition can up to 5 years to 10 years, with a record not broken.  The repetition of the stamp of copper for usage almost unlimited. Selling price of batik cap is relatively cheaper compared to batik write, because usually the number is a lot and have in common and the other is not unique, it is not exceptional and less exclusive. Despite the existence of differences between the visual side of batik and Batik cap, but from the side of production there are some similarities that should be traversed in the workmanship of both. Among them are:

  • Both equally could be said batik cloth, due to done using a candle as a medium color barrier.
  • Almost done by human hands to make drawings and machining process open the lid color.
  • The material used is also the same in the form of a cloth base material White, and does not have to distinguish this type of base material linen (cotton or silk) or its woven shapes.
  • The use of dyes and processes the same colour, there is no difference between batik and batik cap.
  • How to determine the lay-out or patron and also forms the motif be the same between them. So when both sewn to fashion made no difference for a fashion designer or tailor. Only quality that distinguishes the picture only.
  • How to care for batik (save, wash and use it) there is absolutely no difference.
  • Both are needed to make the original image or to facilitate basic sket and knowing the shape of the motifs that will occur.