RESEARCH POINT – Designers that use digital processes

BRIEF – Find examples of artists and designers that use digital processes in their work.

  • Find examples of artists and designers who use digital processes in their work.
  • Look at makeitdigital.blogspot.com
  • Create file on OCA website “Digital research file”
  • Write notes I learning log

My knowledge of digital processes is very limited and although I knew about digital printing as I had read a little about it and can see items of clothing on the high street that have been printed using this method I felt I needed to find out a little more. It’s far more complex than I first realised !

Examples of designers using digital processes.

Caroline Wall, UK textile design studio –  designs prints for major high street retailers, bespoke private clients and independent labels using CAD software to design textiles with a contemporary graphic feel. She also uses hand drawn designs alongside her work to ensure her work is innovative.

Digitally printed scarf by Milleneufcentquatrevingtquatre

Digitally printed scarf by Milleneufcentquatrevingtquatre

Amelie Charroin and Marie Colin-Madan are the design duo for the artistic label Milleneufcentquatrevingquatre” based in Lyon,France. They produce a large range of digitally produced textiles.

Ref ; http://milleneufcentquatrevingtquatre.com/fr/collections/neo-geo/

Muubaa Delaney  - laser cut leather jacket

Muubaa Delaney – laser cut leather jacket

 

Eunsuk Hur 1

Eunsuk Hur 1

 

Eunsuk Hur 2

Eunsuk Hur 2

Eunsuk Hur used laser cutting and various printing processes such as sublimation printing on wood, acid printing on wool felt, etching onto leather as well as handcraft techniques for the above textiles.

Ref ; http://www.pleatfarm.com/2009/11/25/nomadic-wonderland-eunsuk-hur/#sthash.Q8DNdqRP.dpuf

ISMINI SAMANIDOU

ISMINI SAMANIDOU

ISMINI SAMANIDOU – “Timeline” –  Woven on a digital Jacquard loom

JENNIFER ROBINSON

JENNIFER ROBINSON

Jennifer Robinsondigitally reproduced fabric of her own design and then used to make hand crafted jewellery. This makes her pieces totally unique by using her own fabric design.

KRAINA THOMPSON

KRAINA THOMPSON

Karina Thompson ~ “Not deleted” (2009) Digitally stitched rayon and polyester thread on polycotton fabric.

http://www.transitionandinfluence.com/gallery/karinathompson.html#KT4

Philippa Brock

Philippa Brock

Philippa Brock, is a weaver who has been exploring the potential for ‘on loom’ finishing techniques that push the boundaries of what is possible with CAD/CAM woven jacquard textiles.

Initial prototyping is developed on hand looms and then the designs are sent through an industrial jacquard power loom, often relying on serendipity to advance new techniques.

Melanie Bowles

Melanie Bowles

Melanie Bowles is a digital textile designer whose work explores the parellels between traditional textile techniques and digital print processes. Digital Shibori involves the translation of the traditional folding and dyeing techniques of shibori, reinterpreted onto digitally printed textiles.

Jo Pierce

Jo Pierce

Jo Pierce –   explores the differences between the ‘unpolished’ aesthetic of the hand and the ‘high finished’ feel of digital technology. Lost in Digital was created from a digital collage of different images and drawings, that were digitally printed onto fabric and then hand-embellished.

Ref – http://tfrcconnections.blogspot.co.uk/2010/12/craft-processes-and-techniques-have.html

Seyed Alavi - Digitally produced woven carpet

Seyed Alavi – Digitally produced woven carpet

Using digital processes Iranian artist Seyed Alavi had an aerial view of the Sacramento River woven into a carpet for the floor of a pedestrian bridge connecting the Sacramento International Airport terminal to the parking garage. The carpet can be read and experienced as a “welcome mat” for visitors arriving in Sacramento.

Shelly Goldsmith

Shelly Goldsmith

Shelly Goldsmith  – uses transfer processes for her imagery printing.

REF – http://www.transitionandinfluence.com/projectgallery/

  • As recommended I looked at http://makeitdigital.blogspot.co.uk/ (please note it is .co.uk and not.com as printed in the file) – great links there for digital textile printing should I wish to have my designs printed as a sample or as a trial length. Please note it has now also changed to a different blog name   http://thepeoplesprint.blogspot.co.uk/
  • As requested I have created a folder on the OCA website titled “Digital Research folder” and have uploaded some initial images. I will add more as I discover them. This is the link but I’m not sure who can view it.

My gallery on OCA website

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I have copied and pasted this for my own benefit to increase my understanding but still feel a little in the dark about it and probably would do unless I produced some fabric using one or more of these methods. And these are only printing methods, haven’t even touched on laser cut fabric or the others.

Ref – http://ezinearticles.com/?The-New-Wave-of-Digital-Fabric-Printing-Technology&id=372724

Types of digital fabric printing technologies

There are various types of digital printing technology available in market like thermal DOD Ink jet Piezoelectric DOD ink jet, airbrush/valve jet, electrostatic (sublimation & resin), thermal transfer, electro photography (Laser, LED), photographic development, continuous ink jet (CIJ) etc.

DOD Ink jet fabric printing method: DOD Ink jet printing method bring a drop of ink or dyes only when needed for printing that is why it is called drops on demand ( DOD ), i.e. it works on the principal “only when and where required in the design” . This system works as environment friendly, because of its “no paste, no waste “method, and the complete colour reaches to the fabric.

Piezoelectric DOD ink jet fabric printing method: It uses electrostatic forces for arrangement and spraying of micro drops of inks or dyes in fabric printing. Here high voltages are applied to piezoelectric crystals for producing directional current. The advantage of using this methods are it formulation directional ink, where inks not heated , hence less expensive, printing heads works at its cycles per second and provides high resolution by applying small drop size of inks or dyes.

Electrostatic Sublimation Transfer Printing : Sublimation is a method whereby a solid dyes turns exactly into a gas without passing through a liquid state, can be transferred to a fabric (e.g. polyester) and re-solidify as a solid color again. Dye sublimation is a two-step process that needs additional equipment to the electrostatic printers for dye-sub. Also it requires a special paper for heating at the heat press; electrostatic printer. It is also called sublimation transfer printing. These inks or dyes can be printed onto paper from either a silkscreen process or from printers attached with ribbons with the sublimation inks. These papers then can transmit images onto fabrics.

Direct ink jet transfer method: The direct ink jet transfer method is direct transfer, or printing directly onto fabric with an inkjet printer. This process expensive and the fabrics require to be coated in order to effectively allow the inks or dyes.

Continuous ink jet fabric printing method: The ink is constantly pushed out of the ink channel by a pump by a nozzle attached with a PZT material and it generates an “ink-jet”. Using an electrical power on the PZT material, the nozzle shakes, breaches the ink jet into droplets of ink and used for printing fabrics. Continuous ink jet fabric printing method also available with its binary hertz operation and multi-deflection system.

Software application in digital fabric printing: For digital fabric printing Color management Systems (CMS, Calibration), Raster Image Processor (RIP), printer driver software, design lay out software (CAD), etc are widely used.

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