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The effect of CO2 laser irradiation on surface and dyeing properties of wool for textile design (2014)
Conference Proceeding
Morgan, L., Tyrer, J., & Kane, F. (2014). The effect of CO2 laser irradiation on surface and dyeing properties of wool for textile design. https://doi.org/10.2351/1.5063061

The consumption of water and energy used in current dyeing and finishing processes in the textile industry pose significant environmental concern. By offering alternative solutions to traditional textile wet processing through laser technology, there... Read More about The effect of CO2 laser irradiation on surface and dyeing properties of wool for textile design.

Fairing well: The university publisher and its emerging artists (2014)
Journal Article
Laidler, P., & Super, A. (2014). Fairing well: The university publisher and its emerging artists

The university as a producer and publisher of prints is not a new concept when we consider established US-based institutes such as Graphicstudio in Tampa, Florida, (part of the University of Southern Florida) and the Tamarind Institute, which is part... Read More about Fairing well: The university publisher and its emerging artists.

Laser Enhanced Dyeing of Wool for Textile Design (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Morgan, L., Tyrer, J., Kane, F., & Shen, J. (2014, November). Laser Enhanced Dyeing of Wool for Textile Design. Paper presented at Transitions: Re-thinking Textiles and Surfaces, University Of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, U.K

A laser assisted dyeing technique for wool based textiles, allowing surface pattering of the textile substrate, is presented in this paper. Laser technology can offer digital design capabilities combined with the ability for bespoke or short run prod... Read More about Laser Enhanced Dyeing of Wool for Textile Design.

Deconstructing digital printing technologies: Towards reinstating artistic ingenuity in the production of digital colour prints (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Olen, M., Parraman, C., & Laidler, P. (2014, October). Deconstructing digital printing technologies: Towards reinstating artistic ingenuity in the production of digital colour prints. Paper presented at Fifth International Conference on the Image

This research proposes an alternative perspective to conventional printing workflows. Such workflows are restrictive when standard interfaces conceal self-contained systems, limited by manufacturers’ parameters. This has been observed to inhibit the... Read More about Deconstructing digital printing technologies: Towards reinstating artistic ingenuity in the production of digital colour prints.

The material image: Artists’ approaches to reproducing texture in art (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Parraman, C. (2014, October). The material image: Artists’ approaches to reproducing texture in art. Paper presented at Fifth International Conference on the Image

Since the introduction of computers, there has been a desire to improve the appearance of computer-generated objects in virtual spaces and to display the objects within complex scenes exactly as they appear in reality. This is a straightforward proce... Read More about The material image: Artists’ approaches to reproducing texture in art.

An exploration of low relief structure printing through the development of a novel full colour continuous tone plastographic printing method (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Mc Callion, P. (2014, October). An exploration of low relief structure printing through the development of a novel full colour continuous tone plastographic printing method. Paper presented at Fifth International Conference on the Image

A traditional halftone print is created by translating the image into a series of dots of various sizes that convey the illusion of tone when printed. The carbon process and the Woodburytype process are a special kind of continuous tone image known a... Read More about An exploration of low relief structure printing through the development of a novel full colour continuous tone plastographic printing method.

Academic research into printmaking (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Hoskins, S. (2014, October). Academic research into printmaking. Presented at Guanlan Forum

Keynote given at the Guanlan Forum: Museum and Print Art Ecology.

Research into 3D printed glass investment casting moulds (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Jorgensen, T., & Matthias, G. (2014, September). Research into 3D printed glass investment casting moulds. Presented at Glass in Science and Conservation (Glassac 14)

This paper concerns a research project research undertaken at Falmouth University into the use of emerging 3D printing technology in glass investment casting. This project, which has now been on going for over 4 years, has successfully developed an e... Read More about Research into 3D printed glass investment casting moulds.

Digital creation of hand engraved copper plates to secure a historic process (2014)
Journal Article
Hoskins, S. (2014). Digital creation of hand engraved copper plates to secure a historic process

Underglaze tissue ceramic transfer printing was first developed circa 1750 and involved the use of engraved or etched copper plates, from which a wet strength tissue paper was printed with an oxide (commonly cobalt for blue colour) the famous ‘Will... Read More about Digital creation of hand engraved copper plates to secure a historic process.

Issues of tacit knowledge within 3D printing for artists, designers and makers (2014)
Journal Article
Hoskins, S. (2014). Issues of tacit knowledge within 3D printing for artists, designers and makers

The creative industries are directly interfacing with 3D printing technology and how it is changing the practices of many artists and designers across the globe. However for the creative community it is not possible to take on a new manufacturing tec... Read More about Issues of tacit knowledge within 3D printing for artists, designers and makers.

Further developments in the 3D printing of self-glazing single fire ceramic materials (2014)
Journal Article
Huson, D., & Vaughan, K. (2014). Further developments in the 3D printing of self-glazing single fire ceramic materials

David Huson and Katie Vaughan at the Centre for Fine Print Research at the University of the West of England are continuing their research into the 3D printing of ceramic bodies by investigating the possibilities of using techniques developed by the... Read More about Further developments in the 3D printing of self-glazing single fire ceramic materials.

When artists become inkjet innovators (2014)
Journal Article
Laidler, P. (2014). When artists become inkjet innovators

Dr Paul Laidler, research fellow at the Centre for Fine Print Research at the University of the West of England, explains how the work undertaken by the centre and its artists is pushing the boundaries of wide-format inkjet.

PAGE.PRINT.POST: 50 years of Artists Books (2014)
Exhibition / Performance
Sowden, T., & Bodman, S. L. (2014). PAGE.PRINT.POST: 50 years of Artists Books. [Artists' books]. 1 July 2014 - 1 August 2014. (Unpublished)

PAGE.PRINT.POST: 50 years of Artists Books curated by Debbie Hill and Geoff Wallis, offers a rare insight and overview of the development, range and ambition of the Artists Book over half a century. Featuring books, postal art and other 'alternative... Read More about PAGE.PRINT.POST: 50 years of Artists Books.

Smart materials and novel actuators: Creative applications in art and design (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Walters, P. (2014, May). Smart materials and novel actuators: Creative applications in art and design. Presented at Technarte International Conference on Art and Technology

Outcomes are presented from an interdisciplinary project investigating creative applications for smart materials within art and design practice. Smart materials exhibit changes in their physical properties in response to external stimuli. Materials d... Read More about Smart materials and novel actuators: Creative applications in art and design.

Click, swipe, download, share (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Sowden, T. (2014, May). Click, swipe, download, share. Presented at Beyond the Book Conference

Tom Sowden was keynote speaker at the Beyond the Book conference, organised by Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Exeter University. During this talk Sowden looked at how and why artists are using digital publishing tools to produce books. For the purposes... Read More about Click, swipe, download, share.

Durer’s Rhinoceros: Artists’ approaches to reproducing texture in art (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Parraman, C. (2014, April). Durer’s Rhinoceros: Artists’ approaches to reproducing texture in art. Presented at New Perspectives in Colour, 50th Annual Convention of the Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour, (AISB)

Since the introduction of computers, there has been a desire to improve the appearance of computer generated objects in virtual spaces and to be able to display the objects within complex scenes exactly as they appear in reality. This is a straightfo... Read More about Durer’s Rhinoceros: Artists’ approaches to reproducing texture in art.