The Digital Textile Design and Printing Studio houses a Mimaki TX2 – 1600 wide format printer, a bullet steamer, computerized embroidery equipment, and a digitizing table.
- The 8-color printer allows creation of photorealistic images with no limit to the range of color possible. Fabrics that can be printed include cottons of all types, various linens, and silk.
- Students and faculty create both printed yardage and engineered prints for apparel from computer illustrations and photographic images.
- Students have the opportunity to incorporate digitally printed textiles into their projects and many take advantage of this exciting technology.
- Undergraduate and graduate students have won numerous awards for designs created with digitally printed textiles.
Learn how faculty used the studio to create jackets for Iowa’s former First Lady.