Course Title: Produce printed designs on woven and non-woven substrates

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: MANU7226C

Course Title: Produce printed designs on woven and non-woven substrates

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5213 - Diploma of Textile Design and Development

Course Contact : Pat Jones

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9159

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Nominal Hours: 120

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

LMTTD4013A Prepare stencils and screens for textile printing

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to apply screen printing techniques used to produce designs on woven and non woven substrates. The unit applies to the use of stencil, or silk-screen printing techniques to produce designs and artworks for woven and non -woven substrates and textiles to be used for garments, textile products or accessories. Screen printing involves the use of manual techniques, tools and equipment.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTD5011A Produce printed designs on woven and non-woven substrates


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 outcome
1.3 Woven and non-woven substrates and quantities are selected according to design requirements
1.7 Stencil techniques, stencil types, masters, screen types, meshes and medium are selected according to requirements of printing technique and design


2. Apply screen printing procedure

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Workstation, tools and equipment are set up according to specifications for work.
2.2 Woven or non woven substrates to be printed are checked against quality standards
2.3 Stencil masters, meshes and screens are prepared for printing according to requirements for selected printing technique
2.4 Screen printing techniques are applied to meet design specifications for sample and according to OH&S practices
2.5 Screen print is finished and housekeeping completed


3. Finalise printing

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Completed print 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 Outcomes are examined with appropriate personnel and possible
3.5 Required documentation is completed

Learning Outcomes

Demonstrates knowledge of:
• characteristics of fabrics
• information resources on fibres and fabrics
• specific design and printing practices
• printing processes and practices
• different types of screens and meshes
• different types of medium
• woven and non woven substrate characteristics
• stencil and printing techniques
• OH&S practices, including hazard identification and control measures
• quality practices
• workplace practices
• recording and reporting practices

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

SessionLearning Activity
1. Overview of unit, assessment, projects, technical file, studio practice.
What is a non woven substrate?

Print room revision, including OH&S activity, locker allocation, equipment use, storage and labelling.

Screen allocation and preparation. Reclaim and abrade.
2. Half tone bought to class from CAD.
Experimentation with opaque media.
Line width compatibility

3. Coat and expose screen.
Test stencils – printing on different substrates

Documentation in technical file.
4. Project 1.
4 coloured print on a non woven substrate
Stencil techniques selected.
Design conversion, motifs from develop textile designs
5.Stencil masters and meshes are prepared for printing

Woven and non woven substrates are selected and prepared.
6.Workstation, tools and equipment set up
Stencils and screens are tested
7.Workstation, tools and equipment set up
Stencils and screens are tested
8.Finalise prints.
Documentation in technical file completed.
Completed prints are checked with design specifications
9. Industry visit
10.Project 2.Research assignment
Scheduled Library time
11.Project 3 – 3 colour placement print.
Overview of project brief
Substrates suitable for printing pigments. 

Converting designs from Develop Textile designs and specifications

Demonstration on using the carousel
12. Colour mixing. Strike off, testing screens, quality check. Sourcing appropriate materials.
Specifications sheet.
13. Workstation set up, printing, quality check, apply appropriate finishing techniques
14. Workstation set up, printing, quality check, apply appropriate finishing techniques
15. Screen prints are finished and housekeeping completed.
Sample selection.

Outcomes examined, required documentation completed.
16. Class presentation of research assignment.

Please note if a class is scheduled on apublic holiday it won’t run. Term 2 teaching schedule will be published at a later date.

This teching schedule may be subject to change.

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

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

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


Other Resources

Many materials used in this course will be covered by a materials fee and handed out in class. Eg fabric, paper, pigment, binder etc, but 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

To achieve successful completion of this course students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency.
Assessment tasks have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods.
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

Project 1. 4 colour print on a non woven substrate 40%
Develop a 4 colour print using motifs from Develop Textile Designs and Specifications. This project will enable students to produce a multi coloured registered design on non woven substrates.

Project 2. Research Assignment 20%
This task requires students to undertake research on printing processes and practices and present findings to the class. This will enable participants to identify different printing techniques.

Project 3. 3 colour placement print 40%
In this project students will produce a 3 colour placement print using the carousel.

Assessment Matrix

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