Course Title: Prepare stencils and screens for textile printing
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2015
Course Code: MANU5921C
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 9925 9171
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
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Nominal Hours: 80
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
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:
LMTTD4013A Prepare stencils and screens for textile printing
2/ Interpret stencil requirements
2.1 Screen types and mesh are selected for appropriate substrates
3/ Test screens and stencil quality
3.1 Strike off is printed and checked against design specifications to ensure quality standards are met
1/ Prepare Screens
1.1 Design specifications are analysed and discussed with appropriate personnel to confirm stencil requirements.
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.
Screen selection and reclaiming, labelling, storage, studio practice.
|Session 2||Design work bought to class. Screen printing effects are identified.Design conversion options discussed|
|Session 3||Opaque media selected. Prepare stencils and screens for photographic exposure. Colour mixing and testing on appropriate substrates.|
|Session 4||Developing,mixing and testing colour palette. Recording recipes, specification sheets Analysing swatch books and swatch book construction, professional presentation, examples, how to make.|
|Session 5||Testing samples, workstation set up – preparing tables and stapling fabric, stops and registration rail use, squeegee selection.|
|Session 6||Produce screen printed textiles. Substrate preparation – laundering, pre shrinking.
Strike off, printing techniques including flood coat and dry pull.
|Session 7|| Continue tests, colourways. Swatch book construction. Prints checked and quality examined. Screens reclaimed and checked.
|Session 8||Required documentation and final housekeeping is completed|
Length Repeats, technical notes, demonstration, stop setting, brackets, workstation set up, screen and preparation Substrate preparation – laundering, pre shrinking. Strike off, printing techniques including flood coat and dry pull. 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
Strike off is checked against design specifications to ensure quality standards are met Documentation completed in technical file.
| Session 13
||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 14||Finalise tests – length repeat, colourways. Swatch book construction. Documentation completed in technical file.|
Screen prints are finished and outcomes are examined with appropriate personnel
Final Assessment submitted
McNamara,Andrea and Snelling,Patrick (1995)
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
• Fine liners
• A3 size visual diary
• Brushes – round 00, 1, 3, 6, 10
• 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.
You will undertake 2 Assessment Tasks.
- Experimental Swatch book
- Length Repeat - 1 colour Swiss repeat
Detailed Project briefs, submission items and Assessment criteria provided in class sessions and are available on Blackboard.
*Please note that this course will be graded CHD, CDI, CC, CAG or NYC
|Swatch book||Length Repeat||Technical File
|Interpret production requirements||X||X||X|
|Apply screen printing procedure
|Produce Textile printed sample
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.
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.
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