This is considered by most as the dressiest and most elegant fabric for ties. Because of the natural fibers of printed silk ties, the dyes absorb well into the fabric and create bold, graphic designs. Printed silk also shows detailing in designs much better due to the printing process.
Little hints of color or designs can pop out on a printed tie, where they can get lost on a woven silk tie. Complex and richly colored patterns are usually obtained by the additive process, which involves applying each color in successive stages to the raw silk.