Digital Textiles Printing for Fashion


Learn to convert designs and produce digitally printed textiles in our state-of-the-art print studio. 

You will learn how to clean images and create different repeat patterns using Photoshop (PC), before testing your designs using transfer and digital printing output methods. You will also be provided an overview of how to access online printing services for further production of your designs.

You will produce a range of samples using different fabrics and printing techniques which can then be applied to the production of specific products, for example, t-shirts, tea towels and tote bags.

Course content

You will learn how to:

  • use Photoshop to clean images and create print-ready textile designs
  • apply correct design conversion processes for digital printing
  • learn how to create print-ready files for outsourcing to print agencies
  • use transfer printing and direct digital printing methods to sample designs on different fabrics
  • produce a minimum of one finished digital print design

Ideal for

This course is suited to those who already have some initial design ideas. The tutor will be able to guide complete beginners who don’t know where to start with designs ideas for contemporary textiles.

Important Information

OHS requires participants to wear closed shoes.
Attendance at the first session is compulsory, so that students can learn how to use workshop equipment safely.

More information


By the end of this course, participants will have a good knowledge of Digital Printing techniques and options for production. Students will produce artwork of up to 50cm x 50cm in size and will be able to produce a number of different prints, depending on the complexity of their design.


Students need to have a basic understanding of Photoshop.

Materials supplied

All relevant course materials are included.

Materials to bring

Pen, note pad, scissors, cutting knife, USB drive
Design ideas, drawings, motifs.
Test fabric for final prints (students choice) – tutor will make suggestions in first session.


Participants will be emailed an RMIT Statement of Participation after completion of course.

Additional notes



  • Carrie Retallack

    "The course gave me a good understanding of the types of print processes used in commercial fashion design and the materials which are best suited to each process. We learnt everything from basic file and artwork set up right through to setting up the machines ourselves for print. The course was very hands-on and the small class size meant that we were able to get individual assistance as well as work as a team to get a range of prints done. I found the course to be very informative and I was really happy to be able to take home a large selection of my own prints."

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Available course dates

Saturday 24 February 2018

  • Code S350353
  • Start date 24.02.18
  • End date 10.03.18
  • Hours 18.00
  • Campus RMIT Brunswick
  • Fee $565.00
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Session  Start  End Hours
Sat 24.02.18 10:00am 04:30pm 6.00
Sat 03.03.18 10:00am 04:30pm 6.00
Sat 10.03.18 10:00am 04:30pm 6.00

Thursday 12 April 2018

  • Code S350353
  • Start date 12.04.18
  • End date 17.05.18
  • Hours 18.00
  • Campus RMIT Brunswick
  • Fee $565.00
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Session  Start  End Hours
Thu 12.04.18 06:30pm 09:30pm 3.00
Thu 19.04.18 06:30pm 09:30pm 3.00
Thu 26.04.18 06:30pm 09:30pm 3.00
Thu 03.05.18 06:30pm 09:30pm 3.00
Thu 10.05.18 06:30pm 09:30pm 3.00
Thu 17.05.18 06:30pm 09:30pm 3.00

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