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Title:
Inkjet printing on fabric : direct techniques
Author:
Cotterill, Wendy, author.
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Publication Information:
London ; New York : Bloomsbury, [2015]
Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations (mostly color) ; 25 cm.
Summary:
"Inkjet printing on fabric is a highly popular technique, due not least to the accessibility of the basic materials: desktop PCs and printers. There is strong interest from both textile artists and creative quilters, but the technical equipment can be an obstacle for many practitioners who have little or no IT skills. Inkjet Printing on Fabric will address these issues, and will guide textile practitioners to become confident textile printers, teaching them how to use their IT equipment as a printing tool as well as a design tool. Much of the work featured in this book requires no in-depth specialist skills and highlights taking an experimental approach to using desktop technology, including step-by-step digital imaging techniques, and a demonstration of the use of specialist printing papers and mediums. Embracing technology in textile practice gives endless possibilities for developing new working methods and adapting traditional techniques. Inkjet Printing on Fabric brings these possibilities within the grasp of those with little or no specialist print studio facilities, and means that techniques that were once the domain of professional artists are now accessible to everyone"--
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction -- Digital technology -- Image basics -- Basic image adjustments -- Printer inks -- Printing on fabric -- Using colour -- Creative techniques -- Image effects using filters -- Using text in images -- Digital collage -- Pattern repeats -- Taking things further -- Collecting images -- Gallery.
ISBN:
9781408191903
Format :
Book

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Inkjet printing on fabric is a highly popular technique, due not least to the accessibility of the basic materials- desktop PCs and printers. There is strong interest from both textile artists and creative quilters, but the technical equipment can be an obstacle for many practitioners who have little or no IT skills. Direct Inkjet Printing on Fabric will address these issues, and will guide textile practitioners to become confident textile printers, and to learn how to use their IT equipment as a printing tool as well as a design tool.
Much of the work featured in this book requires no in-depth specialist skills and highlights taking an experimental approach to using desktop technology, including step-by-step digital imaging techniques, and a demonstration of the use of specialist printing papers and mediums.
Embracing technology into textile practice gives endless possibilities for developing new working methods and adapting traditional techniques. Direct Inkjet Printing on Fabric brings these possibilities within the grasp of those with little or no specialist print studio facilities, and means that techniques that were once the domain of professional artists are now accessible to everyone.


Author Notes

Wendy Cotterill runs regular workshops for quilters and textile artists on how to use creative computer software. She has a BA in Fine Art, and is a qualified teacher. Wendy has twenty years' experience of teaching fashion, textiles and computing to adults, runs an online shop and blog, and is also the author of Spunbonded Textile and Stitch (2011), and Lutradur and the New Fibres (2011).