Sewn-In | Digital Textile Printing

Hey Fashionable Guys&Girls!

Bold prints and patterns are so cool right now and I've always thought it would be fun to create my own with digital textile printing. Every season (or every season I've seen) of Project Runway there is an HP Intel Challenge where the designers get to do just that. With their HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabooks (some careful planning and beautiful inspiration) they just draw out their ideas, send it off to the printer, and within hours they have yards of fabric that they designed.

Polyester is used often with digital textile printing, but you can also use cotton, bamboo, and silk. The type and weave of the fabric helps decide whether high energy sublimation/ disperse direct, low energy sublimation/ dye sub, or acid is used. Dye sub and disperse direct are the most common with polyester, but UV and solvent inks- this would be HP's textile printing- also work. If the ink doesn't bond with the fibre used, the ink can rub-off. Low energy sublimation fades and doesn't produce very sharp images so it's not recommended for outdoor fabrics.

Digital textile printing reduces waste as no paper is really needed- going from computer drawing to print on fabric. It also uses less water and power than some other fabric productions. And with Inkjet Fabric Printing you can easily print from home with your every day laptop/tablet and inkjet printer.

Some Print-spirations...
by Lisa Martin of Pikaland
by Sarah Betz of Little Cube
by A Place for Art

by Botto Textiles & Print Design
by Leah Duncan of Print&Pattern
by Sarah
By Ashley Goldberg
I also think Bows&Beau-ties' background would be super cute on a dress. ;)

Stay Fabulous,
xoxo Aimee 

8 comments:

  1. Really awesome, my dear!

    Have a Great Evening,

    Nicole

    www.nicoleta.me

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  2. I love this pattern!!! especially the third one! so cute :) xoxo Mady

    halfmooncouture.blogspot.com

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  3. wait... so I print my own fabric?? AWESOME!! but how?

    http://snippitydoodah.blogspot.com

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  4. I love the first one, so cute!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  5. i loove busy prints on dresses- they make it so special and you barely have to style it then. I really like your wallpaper print, too!

    xo Marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  6. You should totally create your own patterns! You could sell them here on your blog! :)

    xoxo,

    Jules of Canines & Couture
    www.caninesandcouture.com

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  7. your background print would be cute on a dress, skirt, tank top...oh you get my drift! love the bird print too.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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