Course Title: Produce screen printed textiles

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: MANU5921C

Course Title: Produce screen printed textiles

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 9925 9171

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


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Lucy Adam lucy.adam@rmit.edu.au

Julia Raath   julia.raath@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 80

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  apply screen printing techniques used to produce screen print designs on textiles.

This course is delivered concurrently with LMTTD4013A Prepare stencils and screens for textile printing.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTD4005A Produce screen printed textiles

Element:

1. Interpret production requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Design specifications are analysed and discussed with appropriate personnel to confirm production requirements
1.2 Desired effects of screen printing are identified and appropriate printing technique selected to achieve required design outcome
1.3 Textile substrates and quantities are selected according to design requirements
1.4 Stencil techniques, stencil types, masters, screen types, meshes and medium are selected according to requirements of printing technique, substrate and design
 

Element:

2. Apply screen printing procedure

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Workstation, tools and equipment are set up according to specifications for work.
2.2 Substrates are prepared and checked against quality standards
2.3 Stencil masters, meshes and screens are prepared for printing according to requirements for selected printing technique
2.4 Printing set up is prepared.
2.5 Screen printing techniques are applied to meet design specifications for sample and according to OHS practices
 

Element:

3. Produce Textile printed sample

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Strike off is checked against design specifications to ensure quality standards are met
3.2 Printing faults and production problems are identified and causes determined
3.3 Printing process, technique and medium used are analysed to determine necessary modifications to printing techniques, processes or materials
3.4 Sample is printed
3.5 Screen print is finished and housekeeping completed
3.6 Outcomes are examined with appropriate personnel and possible
3.7 Required documentation is completed
 


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


This course is delivered in a studio / workshop environment. A range of learning activities 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

 Sessions Please note: This scedule incorporates learning and assessment for both units
  • MANU 5921C Produce Screen Printed Textiles and
  • MANU5922C Prepare stencils and screens for textile printing
  • Part- time students will be scheduled to attend 3 Saturday sessions from 9:30am to 3:30pm

 

                       

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 3Print 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 4Screen 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                                                                                                                                                                                      
Saturday Session Part time students only

2nd August 2014                                                        

Session 5Stencil 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 6Screen 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 8Final housekeeping, finalise all printing, reclaim screens, correct storage, compilation of technical file. Undertake quiz.

Saturday Session Part time students only

30th August 2014 

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
Saturday Session Part time students only

25th October 2014

 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
 
 Session 16 Work due: Experimental swatch book, length repeat and technical file 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

McNamara,Andrea and Snelling,Patrick (1995)
Design and Practice for Printed Textiles
Oxford University Press Melbourne, Australia

Joyce,Carol (1993)
Textile Design
Watson Guptill Publications
New York, USA

Phillips,Peter and Bruce,Gillian (1993)
Repeat Patterns
Thames and Hudson Ltd
Slovenia

Fisher,Richard and Wolfthal,Dorothy (1987)
Textile Print Design
Fairchild Publications
USA

Adam, Robert and Robertson, Carol (2003)
Screen Printing the complete water based system
Thames and Hudson Inc., 500Fifth Avenue,
New York, New York 10110


References


Other Resources

Many materials used in this course will be covered by a materials fee and will be provided in class for example- fabric, paper, pigment, binder, photographic emulsion and film. It is essential that you have a personal kit as well. This class requires a basic set of equipment that must be bought to and used in class. Please make sure you are equipped with these materials at the beginning of the program.


• 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
• Chinagraph pencil
• Black permanent marker
• 1 pair of household rubber gloves ( from supermarket)


Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including a range of tasks designed to develop techincal expertise and ability to produce screen printed textiles.

Observational checklists, practical tasks, technical file containing printed samples and documentation.
Students will be awarded a grade only if competency has been demonstrated within the standard enrolment period on the first assessment attempt.

Units assessed as ‘not yet competent’ on a first assessment attempt and ‘competent’ on a second or subsequent attempt are to have results amended to competent but are not eligible for grading.

Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher.
All work must be submitted by the due date.

Late submission will not be graded higher than a PASS.


Assessment Tasks

You will undertake 3 Assessment Tasks.

  1. Swatch book 
  2. Length Repeat 
  3. Technical File

Detailed Project briefs,submission items and Assessment criteria  provided in class sessions.

*Please note that this course will be graded CHD, CDI, CC, CAG or NYC


Assessment Matrix

 Swatch bookLength RepeatTechnical File
 
Interpret production requirementsXXX
Apply screen printing procedure
 
XXX
Produce Textile printed sample
 
XX 

Other Information

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 lodgment 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.

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