The Textile Printing Workshop is a learning environment for education, research and artistic activity. In the workshop there are opportunities to colour and pattern textiles by different methods. The techniques available include dyeing and printing with reactive and acid dyes, digital textile printing with reactive dye and pigment inks, pigment printing, disperse (dye) printing, resist felting, white and coloured resist techniques, discharge and crimping.
The courses organised in the Textile Printing Workshop prepare students for professional development, provide them with the mastery of techniques, and teach them to work safely with chemicals.
Facilities, equipment, tools and materials
The facilities of the Textile Printing Workshop comprise a darkroom (F010), press room (P001), colour kitchen (P003), finishing facility (P002), and textile printer (P004).
Equipment and tools:
- Printing tables (2 x 6 m), printing screens and squeegees
- Pressure washer, exposure unit for screens, drying cupboards and washbasins
- Fume cupboard, scales, mixers
- Sample dyeing machine, induction stoves, cooking pot, washing machines, half-automatic dyeing machine, tumble dryer, drying cupboards
- Thermal press, fixing unit and rocket steamer
- Steam table and ironing area
- EPSON SureColor F2100 direct to garment printer
- Fabric storage facility for course materials and experiments
- Chemical and colour storage facilities
Digital Textile printing
Work authorisations and orientation training
Independent work in the Workshop during evenings and weekends requires work authorisation. Work authorisation is personal and is issued to those who have completed a basic course in fabric printing (Textile and Dyeing Technology or Printed Fabrics Workshop) or to those students who have the corresponding skills.
- Course feedback is filled in via the electronic feedback system at the end of the course.
- You can also send your suggestions for workshop development to: [email protected]. Please write ‘Fabric Printing feedback’ in the subject heading.
Key words: dyeing, textile dyeing, fabric dyeing, yarn dyeing, fibre dyeing, painting, cloth painting, printing, fabric printing, pattern-printed cloth, printout on textiles, textile printer, fabric printing workshop
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