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TAFE fashion designers turn to Epson

Thursday, 05 July 2018
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An Epson EB-L1505UNL projector used to display student graduation designs.

The Sydney Fashion Design Studio (FDS) at Ultimo TAFE has invested in a new Epson dye sub fabric printer and the latest Epson projectors for its design students.

Fashion students recently began using the Epson SureColor F-Series dye sublimation fabric printer in their coursework and in the creation of their graduation designs. FDS are also using Epson EB-L1505UNL projectors to display student artworks on the walls at the end of year fashion parade.

Epson’s printing, projection and imaging technology has helped raise the FDS’ quality bar to a new level, according to TAFE NSW’s Alexander Zehntner.

Original designs created by FDS students using an Epson SureColor F-Series Dye Sublimation fabric printer.

“FDS Ultimo TAFE invested in an Epson F-Series dye sublimation printer when we upgraded and started delivering the Bachelor of Fashion Design to enable training with the latest industry technology standard,” he says. “Our students use the Epson dye sublimation printer to realise their original art works for individual custom design on fabrics for fashion and interior products.”

FDS Ultimo TAFE also used Epson EB-L1505UNL projectors at a student fashion show in an inner-city warehouse space to project students work onto distressed walls as people walked into the space.

“The projector was amazing, with incredible colour and definition capturing all of the character of the artwork. Truly great image reproduction,” says Zehntner. “The projector was also left on for an extended length of time with no problems and it really created a buzz and a great conversation piece amongst guests as it allowed us to be innovative and create an interactive experience with our audience, transforming a simple waiting space into a dynamic experiential space.

“We have already seen a lot of growth with digital printing in the fashion industry and with all our graduates being skilled and able to use specialised equipment. It’s good to know they will keep pushing the design boundaries with Epson.”

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