Course Title: Prepare stencils and screens for textile printing
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2013
Course Code: MANU5922C
Course Title: Prepare stencils and screens for textile printing
School: 350T Fashion & Textiles
Campus: Brunswick Campus
Program: C5213 - Diploma of Textile Design and Development
Course Contact : Julia Raath
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 992599201
Course Contact Email:Julia.Raath@rmit.edu.au
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Lucy Adam email@example.com
Nominal Hours: 60
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This course is delivered as part of a teaching cluster. Students must ensure they are concurrently enrolled in MANU 5921C Produce Screen Printed Textiles
This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to 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
1 Interpret stencil requirements
1.1 Design specifications are analysed and discussed with appropriate personnel to confirm stencil requirements.
2 Prepare Screens
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
Completion of this course will enable students to demonstrate skills and knowledge to:
• analyse design specifications and interpret production requirements
• identify and address faults
• determine requirements of design and conversion to print
• make minor adjustments to equipment
• use printing techniques to achieve design effects
• recognise and apply stencil application for image use, design and printing techniques
• evaluate own work and conduct quality checks
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.
|1.||Overview of unit. Assessment, Learning activities, technical file, studio practice and tour of facilities.|
|3||Characteristics of stencil and screen types, printing processes and practices, different types of screens and meshes|
|6||Pack up workstation, clean studio, correct storage,OH&S|
|7||Print paste media - what is it, how is mixed, chemical structure, properties, using pigment media|
|8||Pigment printing processes, heat setting and testing samples|
|9||Media is selected to prepare stencils|
|10||Screens are prepared for stencil process and checked against quality standards|
|11||Stencil masters are exposed according to industry specifications, Screen images are developed, dried and finished||
|12||Strike off is printed and checked against design specifications to ensure quality standards are met|
|13|| 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
|14||Specialist inks and foil, samples, heat setting, care requirements, printing on dark grounds, using the heat press. |
Testing opaques and speciality binders with photographic stencils
|15||Outcomes are examined and checked against specifications with appropriate personnel|
Final housekeeping, finalise all printing, reclaim screens, correct storage, compilation of technical file.
|Final Assessment due|
McNamara,Andrea and Snelling,Patrick (1995)
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
• 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
To achieve successful completion of this course students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of Competency.
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
Studio Practice Checklists
Trouble shooting quiz and observatioanal checklist
- 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
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.
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.
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.
Please refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=riderwtscifm to find more information about special consideration.
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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