Digital Textile Printing

a 3D3 research project

Digital Textile Printing Research

Welcome to my blog about digital textile printing. I’m researching tools and methods to assist designers with colour expectation in digital textile printing. There is a marked difference between screen colour and print colour from Computer Aided Design (CAD) file to the final fabric print and as a designer its been causing me issues. I applied to the 3D3 Centre for Doctoral Training to undertake a PhD to try and find solutions to this problem.

I am looking to test out various methods and existing tools and software to trial out what works. I will compile all my research into an online resource which is openly accessible allowing designers, artists and small businesses without access to fancy kit and colour specialist knowledge to navigate their way through colour spaces and achieve the colours they want when digitally printing onto cloth.

This blog will serve as a space to document my experiments, a place to hold the different paths and journeys I take and a personal resource for the practitioners and literature I am looking at.

The photo above is my Bristol fabric, upholstered on a 1930s armchair for the Bristol Biennial.


Featured post

Dissemination – Centre for Fine Print Research Introduction Poster

The Centre for Fine Print Research has recently expanded with several new members of staff joining the team after we were awarded a Research England grant. We were all invited to create an introductory poster to introduce ourselves. Here’s mine!

Dissemination – Greater than Eleven Percent Zine

My wonderful friend Renee Vaughan Sutherland produces a podcast called Greater Than Eleven Percent, a series of interviews with creatives about their work, how they got there and what they do all day. Oh and they’re all women.

She asked me to be part of issue 1 of the Greater Than Eleven Percent zine which I was chuffed to bits to be part of. You can read the text here – 190424 Greater Than text Becky Gooby

Images below 190425 Becky Gooby Image 1

Dissemination: Poster Presentation – UWE ACE Research Celebration – MShed Bristol

An exhibition to celebrate research in the Arts, Creative Industries and Education Faculty at UWE will be held on 28th June at the MShed in Bristol. I’m showing 3 posters detailing the work I did whilst undertaking skills development training through 3D3 Research Centre for Doctoral Training where I training in colour management processes and played around with hacking ICC profiles.

Here are the posters 190620 Becky Gooby 3D3 ACE Poster 1190620 Becky Gooby 3D3 ACE Poster 2190620 Becky Gooby 3D3 ACE Poster 3

Dissemination – Textile Institute World Conference 2018 – Leeds, UK 23rd-26th July 2018

In July 2018 I travelled to Leeds to the Textile Institute World Conference to present my research. You can read my paper here 180506 Becky Gooby Textile Institute World Conference Paper

Dissemination – AIC International Colour Association Conference – Lisbon Portugal 25-28 September 2018 – Paper Presentation

In September 2018 I was lucky enough to visit the beautiful city of Lisbon to present my work at the AIC International Colour Association Conference

You can download the conference proceedings here

and read my paper using the link below

180612 Becky Gooby AIC 2018 Conference Paper

Case Study: Ways of Making Project, Pattern Repeats

A few images of the pattern repeats I created for the Ways of Making Project


Case Study: Ways of Making Project

I am very proud and excited to have been part of Sir Peter Blake and Worton Hall Studio’s Ways of Making Project. A few photographs from the exhibition are below

Dissemination: Presentation of Research at Open Afternoon Centre for Fine Print Research 21st Birthday Celebration

A few photographs from the 21st Birthday Celebration Open Afternoon at Centre for Fine Print Research

Dissemination: Poster Presentation number two for Centre for Fine Print Research 21st Birthday Celebration

To celebrate 21 years of the Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE Bristol, we held an open afternoon where I presented some of my work.

The following poster detailed work presented at the AIC International Colour Association Conference in Lisbon, Portugal September 2018

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