Directed by Professor Hitoshi
Ujiie, the center allows students and professors to explore
and refine design initiatives based on digital printing technologies
including both spot and process coloration.
The Center's mission is:
To conduct inkjet design and engineering research
To conduct "proof-of concept" research with inkjet technology for
To enhance digital ink jet printing technology with machine producers
as well as ink, media
and software developers.
To conduct digital fabric printing service
To conduct inkjet printing education (conference, seminar, workshop)
The center currently has state-of-the art digital
ink jet printing equipment from Mimaki Engineering, Mutoh Industries,
McDermid Colorspan, Hewlett-Packard, Epson, Roland, and EnCad.
textile design students, both undergraduate and graduate and
professors can explore and refine design and engineering initiatives
that are based on digital printing technologies. Additionally,
the center is also supported by ink, media and software developers,
which include: ErgoSoft, Wasatch
Inc, Ciba Specialty Chemicals,
Dupont Inkjet, Rohm and
Haas, DyStar, and so on.
industry support, enhancement of inkjet printing with conventional
textile printing as well as new and novel approach of this technology
are being explored. The center also provides services to the
industry, such as "proof-of-concept" to apply the technology
for R&D and production workflow, testing for new products,
and printing services.
Funding through annual subscriptions by machinery manufacturers,
ink / software developers and producers and textile manufacturers
will be used to support education and research in this developing
area. Patrons will have opportunities to participate in Center
For further information concerning membership and inkjet textile
printing technology, contact Professor Hitoshi Ujiie, Director
of the Center for Excellence of Digital Ink Jet printing of Textiles
at Philadelphia University. 215-951-2682 or at email@example.com.