Grafica News - August 2017
Textile screen printing workshop for students of Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai
On 27th July 2017, 20 students from Sophia Polytechnic, Art and Design Dept., Mumbai, attended a workshop on Advanced Textile Screen Printing. These students have completed their two year Diploma Course in Textile Designing which comes under Directorate of Art, Government of Maharashtra.
The students, led by their faculty Kaveri Shelar, whole heartedly mentioned in their feedback that the workshop was informative and that they really enjoyed the practical demonstrations of screen making and digital like quality direct to garment screen printing. They said that such practical knowledge/industry interaction is a big missing link in their study.
For these students who will soon join the textile industry, DMI’s workshop was an eye opener as they could see live demo of advanced garment screen printing technology at DMI. They shared in the introduction session that they have had basic theory and practical on manual textile screen printing.
With several years of my experience in manufacturing and education in screen printing, I have also done extensive research in textile printing industry. And I found that garment printers are heavily investing in automation but they lack knowledge and technique required to produce good quality garment printing.
Most of these students said that there is a lack of cooperation between academia and industry. "So, DMI has now taken a noble initiative to educate students from textile/fashion institutes and bridge this gap," said Bhargav Mistry. "In this regards DMI is proposing to various textile and fashion institutes to set up advanced textile screen printing training centres within their premises so that the next generation practically learns textile screen printing with right knowledge.I urge all textile and fashion institutes to send their students to DMI for such workshops so that they develop interest and get encourage.