Epson and world-renowned arts and design college Central Saint Martins have formed a collaboration that will support education and encourage students to experiment with its large format digital textile printers.
The partnership will enable students from Central Saint Martins, part of the University of the Arts London, to use three new products from Epson, including the latest dye sublimation printer (SureColor SC-F9300), a direct to garment printer (SureColor SC-F2100) and an A3 scanner (Expression 12000XL). About 1,250 students across fashion, textiles and jewellery courses will have access to the new portfolio of Epson products
Laura Baker, 2D print specialist at CSM, said: “Experimentation is really important at Central Saint Martins. Students will learn the effects digital printing is capable of achieving but we also encourage them to push the technology to its limits by combining disciplines and techniques such as print and stitch, print and knit and so on while experimenting with different materials and designs.”
Heather Kendle, market development manager for Epson Europe, added: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Central Saint Martins. Education is a key focus for us and we are constantly looking to encourage students to learn new skills and to push the boundaries of design and creativity to their limits using our products. This partnership will be far more constructive than simply placing kit into the college as we will be able to use the students’ feedback to refine our technology even further.”