GID 53B: INTERMEDIATE T-SHIRT DESIGN & GARMENT PRINTING
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Hours:||3 lecture, 3 laboratory per week (72 total per quarter)|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)|
Student Learning Outcomes
- critically evaluate, define and discuss his or her own projects and the projects of student peers.
- prepare production art and screen print artwork for multi-color garment printing.
- produce works of communication design and personal expression for garment printing.
- demonstrate an understanding of the business practices of garment printing.
- recognize and appreciate the artistic contributions made by people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
- practice the management of a printmaking studio including scheduling, supply management, equipment maintenance, safety, and clean up.
The student will be able to:
A. produce works of communication design and personal expression for garment printing.
B. prepare production art and screen print artwork for multi-color garment printing.
C. demonstrate using software to make spot color separations.
D. practice the management of a printmaking studio including scheduling, supply management, equipment maintenance, safety, and clean up.
E. demonstrate an understanding of the business practices of garment printing.
F. critically evaluate, define and discuss his or her own projects and the projects of student peers.
G. recognize and appreciate the artistic contributions made by people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
A. Garment Printing Design
1. Designing for clients needs
2. Designing for cultural expression
3. Designing for two colors of ink on color garments
B. Preparation of artwork for garment printing
1. Production art for two colors of ink on color garments
2. Prepare artwork with tracing paper & oil-based paint markers
3. Prepare artwork with software
4. Outputting film on inkjet printers
5. Exposing emulsion on screen for printing on pocket, left chest, inside collar and industry desirable locations
1. Mesh count
2. Mesh count requirements specific to the job
3. Materials used to make screens
4. Purchasing screens
5. Storing and maintaining screens
1. Mixing ink for multi-color printing
2. Printing two colors of ink on color garments
3. Press types and their different requirements
4. Micro-adjustment and color registration
5. Proper placement of image on T-shirt
1. Inks types and suitability to garment material
2. Mixing ink for multi-color printing
3. Quantity of ink required
4. Properly clean-up and methods to avoid the ink from drying in the open-mesh
5. Environmental concerns
F. Mixing water-based ink
1. Benefits and concerns of printing with water-based inks
2. Water-base ink characteristics
3. Mixing water-base pigment with base to achieve a smooth and consistent ink ready for print
4. Technical concerns
5. Clean up
6. Environmental concerns
G. Mixing plastisol inks
1. Benefits and concerns of printing with plastisol inks
2. Plastisol ink characteristics
3. Proper management & disposal
4. Proper cleaning using the Soy-Based bio-degradable cleaners
5. Nylonbaum ink for printing on Nylon
6. Environmental concerns
1. Raster graphics-Adobe Photoshop
2. Vector graphics-Adobe Illustrator
3. Digital color separations
4. RIP software and inkjet printing
I. Business Practices
1. Management of a printmaking studio
3. Supply management
4. Equipment maintenance
5. Tutoring new workers and new students
6. Safety and safety practice
1. Criteria for evaluating client centered projects
2. Criteria for evaluating fine art and works of cultural production
1. Contemporary print artists
2. Contemporary print studios
Concept development sketches, planning and production sketches, preparation of color separations, inks, screens and plates for printing, printing, curating of finished work and documentation.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
Method(s) of Evaluation
A. Evaluation of assignments and projects
B. Evaluation of studio practice
C. Tests, quizzes or research assignments
D. Student's ability to analyze their work and the work of their peers
Method(s) of Instruction
A. Lecture presentations and classroom discussion using the language of screen printing and t-shirt printing.
B. In-class reading of screen printing and t-shirt printing texts by the instructor and students followed by instructor-guided interpretation and analysis.
C. Group presentations of major projects followed by in-class discussion and evaluation.
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Fresener, Scott. How to Print T-Shirts for Fun and Profit. Ridgefield, New Jersey: Union Ink Company, 2005.
This textbook is old but remains the best textbook for this course. The technology of t-shirt printing has not changed significantly in the last ten years. Research has demonstrated that another text as suitable as this has not entered the publishing marketplace.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
A. Reading Assignments: Weekly reading assignments from text, online resources, and outside.
B. Lecture: Weekly lecture covering subject matter from text assignment with extended topic information. Class discussion is encouraged.
C. Laboratory Exercises and Demonstrations: Weekly lab exercises. Each lab exercise may include individual or group participation and covers assigned reading and lecture topics.