category 9: printed textile
The lightest but biggest volume, the hot air balloon was made out of fire retardant 215g/m² polyester fabric from A.Berger Textil. The 3D-shape was deconstructed into cutting patterns in Cinema 4D. These were printed directly on the fabric with a Durst Rhotex printer before being cut on a Zünd D3 plotter. The non visible parts at the inside of the construction were cut out of
680g/m² Polymar 8205 double-coated tarpaulin from Mehler, because they were in direct contact with the supporting metal construction inside
the inflatable. It took 48 hours in total for sewing the parts together to construct the result: 2 half spheres to fit on the custom made metal construction, forming the complete balloon shape. The airship was constantly turning around slowly and the balloon was internally illuminated at night so that the 400.000 visitors could use it as a landmark day and night.
gold winner - Inflatable balloon for airship Tomorrowland
Every year, ‘de Schorre’, a recreational area in Boom, Belgium, is transformed into a life size fairytale world. This is the setting for one of the most anticipated electronic dance music festivals
in the world.
* Cinema 4D * Adobe Photoshop CC * A. Berger Bannertex * Durst Rhotex * Mehler Polymar 8205
* Zünd D3
1 piece of approx 120 m² of print in total
approx 3 weeks
silver winner - The Royal Floral Collection
Debbie McKeegan - British Design
Digital Mixed Media, Vintage Fabrics, from the 18th Century, reworked and reborn using CAD to create decorative patterns that
incorporate texture, and intricate surface effects that capture the patina of time. Available,
customised, and printed at any scale, or colour, and on an array of fabric and wallpapers for the
Contract Interiors marketplace. Thereby, utilizing the digital process to create unique, bespoke products and surface effects that are impossible to create commercially using analogue rotary screens at low volume. Digital Print, facilitates creativity, and frees both the designer and the consumer from mass manufacture..... Available
substrates include: Fire resistant, Fabrics and Wallpapers, Cottons and Polyesters. Suitable for
Upholstery and Interior Furnishings, indoor and outdoor.
Designs are recreated using photoshop, once digitised they are then reworked and the files
prepped for print. Dependent on the final print media they are then printed using, dye
sublimation or pigment print process utilising digital print technology as listed below.
Software:Photoshop Computers: Mac Print Machines: GOTEX + ROWLAND Ink Sets: Dye
sublimation + Pigment
Printed to order, and can be customised by colour or scale across a diverse range of print bases suitable for the Interior Industry. Fire resistant, Fabrics and Wallpapers, Cottons and Polyesters. Suitable for Upholstery and Interior Furnishings, indoor and outdoor.
Digitally printed with the transfer sublimation method: first printed on paper, then transferred into Decovoile, very thin 52g/m2 woven textile,
cutted with 3.2m cutting device, silicon edge stitched on.
Ergosoft Rip v.15 - Mimaki TS500P-3200 superwide sublimation transfer inkjet printer, Klieverik
GTC 3400 calender, Esko Kongsberg Cutting Table, Juki stitching machine.
1 piece of each print, 250 m2 in total.
10 working days
silver winner - Printed Textiles for trade show booth with "very see through"-effects!
EuroShop is the world’s largest trade fair for retail investment requirements. Our customer was present at this Euroshop fair in 2017 in Düsseldorf. They are manufacturer of a unique, modular, fast building and lightweight frame
system for stand building. Usually the frames they use to build their booths are covered with printed
textile, so the structure is hardly visible - to become a clean design look. But for this Euroshop fair, the customer asked us to print on a textile which was transparent enough to give a maximum display to the frames. So we decided to print on “Decovoile”, a very thin 52 grams textile, which is very see-through. This way, their product was perfect in picture.
bronze winner - Exodus 4:24
This creative artwork design is the result of my first module (External Competition) dealt in my last year at University of East London (UEL), in Printed Textile Design level 3. The fabric design is named **Active City of London (Building in Cross
series)**. It reproduces a variety of monument edifices in city of London rearranged in cross shape; cross inspired from England flag. The
buildings cross shape is ranged in juxtaposition as pattern beside another buildings cross shape with
a different color tone.