Digital Surface Imaging & Textile Printing: 

An Overview

About the Program

This is a unique opportunity to learn the fundamentals of digital surface imaging and printed substrates.  The focus of the workshop is the integration of design and technology that is essential for the successful conversion of digital images to fabric.

The design module will introduce the student to ten basic tools and techniques of digital imaging using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator design software.  Students will learn to scan original artwork, edit images, construct motifs and create basic repeat designs for digital print output.

The printing module will consist of learning state-of-the-art digital printer performance and maintenance, ink formulations, as well as the software used for driving printers and managing color.  Both modules will give students a hands-on opportunity to design and produce their own printed fabric.

Who Should Attend

Textile, fashion, interior and graphic designers

Artists and photographers

Product developers, buyers and sales personnel in the fabric-printing industry and surface imaging

Digital-printing manufactures

CAD managers


Individuals who want to learn the technology of digital fabric printing and surface imaging

Program Content

Design Module:

Introduction to Photoshop and Illustrator techniques

Scanning and editing images

File specification

Repeat construction

Basics of scanning

Importing and exporting Vector Raster graphics

Printing Module:

Introduction to inkjet printing

File specifications

Importing a design from Photoshop to RIP to printer

Software manufacturing terminology and problems


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May 26-29, 2015

Tuesday-Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm


Program Fee:  $700  (includes coffee breaks and seminar materials)

Registration ends May 12, 2015.  Payment of the program fee ensures space in the course.  Refunds cannot be given when cancellation is made later than one week prior to the start of the program.


Philadelphia University 4201 Henry Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19144


Maryellen Woltman Director of Professional Education Philadelphia University School of Continuing and Professional Studies 4201 Henry Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19144 Telephone: 215.951.2900 Fax: 215.951.5300 E-mail:



For more info or to schedule a visit, call 215-951-2700 or email


To register for this course, please
contact: The Office of Continuing &
Professional Studies. Registration can
be taken via phone at 215.951.2900
or fax at 215.951.5300. Payment in
full with a credit card is due at time of
registration. Once registered, students
will receive a receipt of payment
and additional course materials
approximately two weeks prior to the
start date. Refunds will not be granted
unless requested at least five business
days prior to the course start date.