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Variables that affect colour in digital textile printing

Gooby, Becky

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Becky Gooby


The development of digital printing is a major change within the textile design process as a designer is no longer restricted to number of colours, repeat patterns, and may include photographic images and intricate detail. With digital print it is now possible to print anything between a metre, or hundreds of metres, at the click of a button. However, there is a marked difference between screen-colour and print colour. A textiles designer using Computer Aided Design (CAD) to create a design will be required to experiment with a number of variables in order to feel more confident about the outcome when using digital fabric printing. There are already various software, materials and printers involved in digital printing which impact on colour results. Additionally, fabric choice and secondary processes (washing and steaming) contribute to colour variation. The poster charts these variables and outlines the affects they have on printed colour. Variables include, but are not limited to: fabric, ink, software, printer, profiles applied, and secondary processes (washing, steaming).


Gooby, B. (2016, September). Variables that affect colour in digital textile printing. Poster presented at PICS 2016 Progress in Colour Studies, University College London, UK

Presentation Conference Type Poster
Conference Name PICS 2016 Progress in Colour Studies
Conference Location University College London, UK
Start Date Sep 14, 2016
End Date Sep 16, 2016
Acceptance Date Aug 14, 2016
Publicly Available Date Nov 9, 2020
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords colour, textiles, print
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Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : PICS2016


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