The printing process is a process in which a pattern is applied to a textile using a dye or pigment. The prints are divided into fabric prints, tops and yarn prints, while fabric prints. The tops are used to make mixed-colored tweeds; the yarn-printed ones are used to weave special-style colored patterns. Fabric printing has a long history. China has applied hollow printing in the Warring States period (see Chinese dyeing and finishing history). India had a wood stencil print in the 4th century BC. Continuous gravure printing began in the 18th century (see roller printing). Screen printing is developed from the hollow version and is suitable for small batch and multi-variety printing of easily deformable fabrics.