Epson ran a hands-on day for students on the BA textile design course at Birmingham City University in February that looked at how to achieve the best quality prints with inkjet technology.

The students learned the reasons for setting up files in RGB, and then saw their files printed from different settings so that the theoretical knowledge was translated into practical results, explained Epson. The students printed their designs onto different fabrics as well as T-shirts.

Téa Dawkins, a student who attended, said: “I thoroughly enjoyed the Epson colour workshop. I gained a lot of insight into the different things to consider when digital printing. My favourite tip of the day was to always have your colour profile as Adobe RGB for dye sublimation work to maximise your colour space. I’m sure this ‘need to know’ tip will really help when making sure my colour palettes are correct.”

Students at BCU, whose partnership with Epson is now three years old, are working on a new brief to create eye-catching designs that will be shown on Epson’s Fespa 2019 stand at Munich on 14-17 May.

Heather Kendle, market development manager at Epson Europe, commented: “For Epson, links with education are a key strategy. It is immensely encouraging to see this next generation of designers coming through with their genuine passion and give them a live commercial brief that lets them colour our world.”