Digital Apparel and Textiles Studio

The Digital Apparel and Textiles 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.