Digital textile printing uses ink jet based methods to print colour and designs onto fabrics. From small garments to larger rolls of fabrics the universities can provide the equipment and trained technicians to support commercial textile and design projects.
In addition to the actual printing process the universities will provide support to ensure the best results are achieved from the materials. This can include analysis of the inks and fabrics by looking into colour chemistry, colour fastness and colour measurement.
Across the textile departments there are numerous facilities for creating different fabrics, testing fabrics, creating patterns, computer aided design (CAD), colour development and hi-tech analysis and imaging.