Course Title: Prepare stencils and screens for textile printing

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

Course Code: MANU5922C

Course Title: Prepare stencils and screens for textile printing

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4218 - Certificate IV in Textile Design and Development

Course Contact: Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 992599171

Course Contact Email: peter.bonnell@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Nil

Course Description

This course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge required to prepare stencils and screens for textile printing.

This course is delivered concurrently with MANU 5921C Produce Screen Printed Textiles as part of a teaching cluster. Students must ensure they are concurrently enrolled in both courses.
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTD4013A Prepare stencils and screens for textile printing

Element:

1/ Prepare Screens

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Screen types and mesh are selected for appropriate substrates
2.2 Screens are prepared for stencil process and checked against quality standards
2.3 Stencil masters are exposed according to industry specifications
2.4 Screen images are developed, dried and finished

Element:

2/ Interpret stencil requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Design specifications are analysed and discussed with appropriate personnel to confirm stencil requirements.
1.2 Desired effects of screen printing are identified and appropriate conversion technique selected to achieve required design outcome
1.3 Workstations, tools and equipment are set up according to specifications for work and OH&S practices
1.4 Layouts are accurately prepared and labelled
1.5 Media is selected to prepare stencils
1.6 Stencils are completed and checked against design

Element:

3/ Test screens and stencil quality

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Strike off is printed and checked against design specifications to ensure quality standards are met
3.2 Screen and stencil faults are identified and causes determined
3.3 Modifications to screens are applied using appropriate techniques, processes and materials
3.4 Screens are completed and prepared for production process
3.5 Outcomes are examined and checked against specifications with appropriate personnel


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge to demonstrate competency in the above elements.


Details of Learning Activities

Learning Activities

This course is delivered in a studio / workshop that simulates industry working environment

A range of learning activities, projects and tasks have been designed to allow students to demonstrate competency.

Please note - not all learning activities are assessment tasks, participants will be advised well in advance if an assessment is taking place.


Teaching Schedule

 

 

Learning activities:

 

Session 1

Overview of unit. Assessment, Learning activities, technical file, studio practice and tour of facilities. OHS Induction. Characteristics of stencil and screen types, printing processes and practices, different types of screens and meshes. Prepare stencils

Session 2

Screen selection, storage, studio practice.

Testing stencils.
Workstations, tools and equipment are set up according to specifications for work and OH&S practices. Finishing, drying, evaluate and conduct quality check. Pack up workstation, clean studio, correct storage, OH&S

Session 3

Print paste media - what is it, how is mixed, chemical structure, properties, using pigment media, OH&S. Pigment printing processes, heat setting and testing samples.

Session 4

Screen preparation, reclaiming and coating with photographic emulsion

Media is selected to prepare stencils. Screens are prepared for stencil process and checked against quality standards Stencils are completed and checked against design

Session 5

Stencil masters are exposed according to industry specifications, Screen images are developed, dried and finished.  Strike off is printed and checked against design specifications to ensure quality standards are met.  Specialist inks and foil, samples, heat setting, care requirements, printing on dark grounds, using the heat press, OH&S.

Session 6

Screen printing effects are identified. Design conversion options discussed Expose screens, times, operate equipment, wash out, possible problems that can occur are discussed
Workstation set up, strike off, testing stencils. Use printing techniques to achieve design effects. Testing opaques and speciality binders with photographic stencils

Session 7

OH&S quiz. Workstation set up, strike off, testing stencils. Use printing techniques to achieve design effects. Testing opaques and speciality binders with photographic stencils Outcomes are examined and checked against specifications with appropriate personnel.

Session 8

Final housekeeping, finalise all printing, reclaim screens, correct storage, compilation of technical file. Undertake quiz.

Session 9

Design work bought to class. Screens are prepared for printing according to requirements for selected printing technique. Opaque media selected. Prepare stencils and screens for photographic exposure. Colour mixing and testing on appropriate substrates.

Session 10

Developing, mixing and testing colour palette. Recording recipes, specification sheets Analysing swatch books and swatch book construction, professional presentation, examples, how to make.

Testing samples, workstation set up – preparing tables and stapling fabric, stops and registration rail use, squeegee selection. 

Session 11

Produce screen printed textiles. Substrate preparation – laundering, pre shrinking.
Strike off, printing techniques including flood coat and dry pull.

Continue tests, Swatch book construction. Prints checked and quality examined. Screens reclaimed and checked.

Session 12

Produce screen printed textiles.

Required documentation and final housekeeping is completed. Screens reclaimed and prepared.

Session 13

Length Repeats, technical notes, demonstration, stop setting, brackets, workstation set up, screen preparation Substrate preparation – laundering, pre shrinking. Strike off, printing techniques.

Printing using stops and rail, wash and dry between prints

Analyse design specifications and interpret production requirements. Create stencils

Stencil masters, meshes and screens are prepared for printing according to requirements for selected printing technique

Session 14

Strike off is checked against design specifications to ensure quality standards are met Documentation completed in technical file. 
Prints checked and quality examined.

Testing length repeat, workstation set up – preparing tables and stapling fabric, stops and registration rail use, squeegee selection. Printing process, technique and medium used are analysed to determine necessary modifications to printing techniques, processes or materials

Session 15

Finalise tests – length repeat, colourways. Swatch book construction. Documentation completed in technical file.

Screen prints are finished and outcomes are examined with appropriate personnel.

Required documentation final and housekeeping completed.

Final Assessments due

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Other Information:

These units are studio based, incorporating some theory and many practical exercises. The exercises will enable participants to gain a sound understanding of basic processes and techniques associated with preparing and testing stencils and screens.

 OH&S:

You are required to wear flat fully covered shoes, and a lab coat when working in the print workshop. You will also be required to use goggles and ear protection when undertaking certain tasks.

Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students.
Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students are:
- Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
- Maths and science developmental support and advice
- English language development

Please refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and Learning Support.

 Disability Liaison Unit:

Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete their studies.
Please refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

Late submission:

Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.

Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.

Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special consideration:

Please refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=riderwtscifm to find more information about special consideration.

Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.

Please refer: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.

 

 


Overview of Assessment

Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks. Technical requirements documentation, homework and in class exercises, written tests, practical problem solving exercises and practical tests. Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including: 
Completion of learning activities
Process Documentation worksheets
OHS Questionnaire
Studio Practice Checklists
Trouble shooting quiz  and observatioanal checklist


Assessment Tasks

Assessment requirements for LMTTD4013A Prepare stencils and screens for textile printing: DUE week 9,

  • Technical file
  • Prepare photographic stencils and screens
  • Prepare stencils and screens quiz

Detailed Assessment requirements will be provided in class with each assessment task.

Submission items and tasks for this course will be assessed as:


CA  - Competency Achieved
NYC -  Not yet Competent


Assessment Matrix

 

Unit title:  Prepare stencils and screens for textile printing

 

RMIT Unit code:

MANU5922C

 

National code

LMTTD4013

 

Assessment Task No. and Description

Elements/PCs

Required knowledge

(From UOC)

 

Total No.

10

Required skills

(From UOC)

 

Total No.

8

Critical aspects of evidence (From UOC)

Total No.

7

 

E/1

PC:6

E/ 2

PC:4

E/3

PC:5

E/4

PC:

 

Paper stencil, tonal scale and heat setting

1,2,3,4,5,6

1,2,3,4

1,2,3,4,5

 

1-10

1-8

1-7

 

OH&S Questionnaire

3

 

3

 

7, 8, 9, 10

8

2

 

Prepare stencils and screens and observational checklist

1,2,3,4,5,6

1,2,3,4

1,2,3,4,5

 

1-10

1-8

1-7

 

Prepare stencils and screens quiz

3

 

2,3

 

1,2,3,4, 7, 8,9

1, 5, 8

2, 7

 

 

 

 

 
   

 

 

Other Information

 Tool kit needed in class:

Many materials used in this course will be covered by a materials fee and will be provided in studio sessions for example- fabric, paper, pigment, binder, photographic emulsion, film etc.

You are required to provide the following tools and equipment.

• 30 cm steel ruler
• Set square
• Sharp scissors
• Glue stick
• Cutting knife with replaceable blades
• Pacer
• Fine liners
• A3 size visual diary
• Brushes – round 00, 1, 3, 6, 10
• Black permanent marker
• 1 pair of household rubber gloves (from supermarket) and an old towel for drying screens and equipment

 

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