Course Title: Printing Practices

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Printing Practices

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 1 2007

Course Coordinator: Dr Rajiv Padhye

Course Coordinator Phone: +(61 3) 9925 9124

Course Coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

MANU1447 Textile Colouration and Modification

Course Description

The course covers the following;
Preparation methods to ensure fabrics are suitable for printing.
Preparation of printing screens.
Printing processes including rotary screen, flat screen, heat transfer and digital inkjet printing.
Print paste formulations for both dyestuff and pigment printing.
Selection of dyes and fastness requirements for different fibres and end uses.
Fixation methods - including steaming, heat fixation, and methods specific to certain dye classes.
Evaluation of printed fabrics.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

At the completion of the course students should be able to select a suitable dye or pigment
prepare a printing recipe and produce a sample print and evaluate its performance against industry standards.

Overview of Learning Activities

A series of lectures together with practical exercises covering aspects of the course content.

Overview of Learning Resources

Refer to ’Other Resources’

Overview of Assessment

Assignments / practical work / examination