Wildcard week


Introduction

This week we should design and produce something with a digital fabrication process (incorporating computer-aided design and manufacturing) not covered in another assignment, documenting the requirements that your assignment meets, and including everything necessary to reproduce it. Possibilities include (but are not limited to) composites, textiles, biotechnology, robotics, folding, and cooking. I decided to try make a tshirt, as was interested in silk screen printing Before I started I read some tutorials and watched vodeos about the silk screen printing.

Activities


• Make a design. I should make a vector file as the vinyl cutter works with such files.
• Choose the material
• Prepare the necessary materials and tools
• Cut the sticker
• Start printing on the tshirt

Step 1 design and cut

For this assignement I am going use vinylcatter machine, silk frame, paints, durometor, stick/transfet tape.
I tought to print lion, added the text and cut it by vinylcutter machine.

Drawing process

I used Corel Draw software for drawing the lion.
Corel draw is a vector graphics editor developed and marketed by Corel Corporation, which includes the bitmap-image editor Corel Photo-Paint as well as other graphics-related programs. During desing process I used Shape, freehand, text tools.

When I finished drawing the lion I wrote the text and after mirrored it as I sould print the logo on the tshirt. The mirroring was very important if I wanted to print it properly and had right text on the tshirt. Here I showed how to make a file and send it to the machine.




Step 2 Printing process

I seperated cut parts from paper and left only outline. Put the transfer tape over tha image, after separated red part from the white paper and sticked it on the frame, then carefully removed the transfer tape too. After I put a cardbord in the t-shirt and fixes it by 2 sided stick for getting smooth surface.



• Put the frame on the tshirt
• Filled the paint on the frame and spread it on the surface very carefylly.
• After took away the frame from the tshirt.
I had to repeat this as for the first time I put paint with a thick layer and failed the assignment.



After I took another tshir and repeated the precess and at this time I put thin layer of the paint and succeed. The tshirt is ready and need a time to dry, for washable printing we needed 6 days for drying (read it on the can with paint) After printing process, I washed all used tools and put them to dry.


Tshirt printing process is very amusing process and I liked it. I learned how to make different designs on the textiles and I would develope my skills in it.
Here you can find the file of the Lion