Digital Printing and Traditional Surface Design Techniques

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dc.contributor.advisor Dr. Cynthia Istook, Committee Co-Chair en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Dr. Trevor Little, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Professor Susan Brandeis, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Dr. Traci May-Plumlee, Committee Chair en_US
dc.contributor.author Lawrence, Genevieve Marie en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-02T18:19:01Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-02T18:19:01Z
dc.date.issued 2002-11-24 en_US
dc.identifier.other etd-11042002-171805 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.16/2948
dc.description.abstract The use of digital fabric printing in textile and apparel companies is increasing. Continuing research on increasing color quality, speeding up production rates, development of new inks, and increasing the number of print-heads will facilitate adoption of this technology. Though digital printing has not yet reached its full potential, it offers many opportunities for new and innovative textile design techniques. To date, there has been little documented exploration into the design possibilities afforded by digital fabric printing. The purpose of this research was to determine if the aesthetic qualities associated with the traditional hand surface design techniques of batik and discharge could be achieved using graphics programs and digital printing technology. During the research, digital batik and discharge fabrics were created and evaluated by both non-experts and experts. First, literature was reviewed to gain expertise in surface design, batik, discharge, printing methods, industrial production of batik and discharge, digital printing, and evaluation of aesthetics. The aesthetic qualities of batik and discharge were defined through hands-on exploration of the techniques in conjunction with critical evaluations from fellow artists. Evaluation tools were developed for batik and discharge based on the defined aesthetic qualities. Handcrafted and digital batik and discharge fabric samples were evaluated by non-expert and expert subjects. The digital samples were successfully created through graphics programs and digital printing. The analysis of the evaluations showed that the digital batik and digital discharge samples were successful in achieving a majority of the aesthetic qualities associated with handcrafted batik and handcrafted discharge. en_US
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dc.subject textile design en_US
dc.subject fabric printing en_US
dc.subject digital printing en_US
dc.subject surface design en_US
dc.subject printing technology en_US
dc.title Digital Printing and Traditional Surface Design Techniques en_US
dc.degree.name MS en_US
dc.degree.level thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management en_US


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