Centre for Advanced Textiles Presentation and Tour
GSA Research

Event Type:

Research Week


20 Apr 2016 - 21 Apr 2016
Wed - Thu, 14:00 -



Centre for Advanced Textiles
at the GSA

Centre for Advanced Textiles Presentation and Tour

Event info

Centre for Advanced Textiles Presentation and Tour
Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 April 2016

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Your chance to visit the Centre for Advanced Textiles (CAT) at The Glasgow School of Art and learn about out equipment, methods and applications for cutting edge digital fabric printing. See the equipment and learn about some of the commercial and research projects the team at the Centre have recently undertaken. 

Digital textile printing technology allows designs and images to be printed straight from the computer screen onto fabric creating exciting opportunities for customised design and allowing photographic quality reproduction onto natural fibres, such as silk, wool, linen and cotton.

The Centre provides a commercial digital fabric printing and textile design service, consulting to large and small manufacturers as well as to individuals. The speed of this technology enables businesses to respond rapidly to new and changing markets and creates cost efficient opportunities for niche marketing.

The primary advantage of direct digital textile printing is to eliminate rapid protoyping of textile designs and products and eliminate the need for the traditional time consuming and expensive sampling process. It is no longer necessary to colour separate a design, enabling much more complex and subtle effects to be produced than have previously been possible. The carrying of stock , with the associated cost implications, is not required as designs can be printed on demand. Lead times and start up costs are minimal compared to conventional printing and quantities as small as 1 metre can be provided.

Numbers are restricted and entry is strictly by (free) ticket only.


This event is part of GSA Research Week 2016. Running from 18th - 22nd April, the week comprises a range of talks and events showcasing research and researchers at The Glasgow School of Art - all welcome.