calendaring
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(pronounced KA-lehn-der-ing)

Arguably a very strange term, calendaring is a finishing process where fabric is run through rollers at high temperatures and pressures with the goal of polishing its surface, making the fabric more lustrous and smooth. For example, calendering is used on moire fabrics to produce their watermarked effect. A calendering finish is not long lasting, however, and can be damaged with regular use over time, as well as by water.

See also: moire