Course Title: Prepare stencils and screens for textile printing

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

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

Lucy Adam      lucy.adam@rmit.edu.au

Julia Raath   julia.raath@rmit.edu.au                         Phone 99259201

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:

Interpret stencil 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:

Prepare Screens

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:

Test screens and stencil quality

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 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:                                                                                                        

 Saturday Sessions

Scheduled for Part time Students ONLY                                                  

 

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

                                                                                                                                         

 
 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 
 2Screen 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
 
 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. 
 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
 

 Saturday Session Part time students only

2nd August 2014

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.

 
 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
 
 
 7OH&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. 
 8Final housekeeping, finalise all printing, reclaim screens, correct storage, compilation of technical file. Undertake quiz.

Saturday Session Part time students only

30th August 2014

 Semester Break  
 9Design 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. 
 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.
 
 
 11Produce 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.
 
 
 
 12 Produce screen printed textiles.
Required documentation and final housekeeping is completed. Screens reclaimed and prepared.
 
 
 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
 
 
 14Strike 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

 15Finalise 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
 
 
 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 studio sessions for example- fabric, paper, pigment, binder, photographic emulsion, film etc.

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


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 Tasks:

  • 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

Other Information

 This unit is 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  masks, 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.
 

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