Pattern and colour separation for fabric printing
Pattern and colour separation for fabric printing


form farbe helligkeit textur
Form - Colour - Brightness - Texture
heimtextil Frankfurt -- 9.-12. January 2008 -- STAND 1.1 A 48
Once upon a time, long ago, in the Far East, there was an advanced civilization that improved woven fabrics in a sophisticated manner. They carved wooden stamps with great skill and, with the help of colours, developed an impressive repetition of motifs: Textile printing had been invented. Seamen from Armenia and the Mediterranean countries imported the technique and know-how into Europe, at the end of 17th century, thus marking the beginning of a manufacturing process that further developed during the centuries to come (first cotton printers in Augsburg in 1720). At first, precise craftsmanship, patience and perseverance were needed. Later, during the period of industrialization, top manual skills were necessary for the techniques of copper engraving (middle of 19th century) and photoengraving (1935).

Today, despite modern digitizing methods, the success of textile printing still has a lot to do with personal creativity and skill.