We have large format digital printing and 3D printing in house for student’s maximum creativity. We are using Dye Sublimation (heat transfer) technique for fabric printing.

 

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♦What is Difference?

Students can create unique, one of a kind portfolio piece to impress admission!

The main difference between inkjet printing and dye sublimation has mainly to do with heat. High temperatures-360 to 400 degrees for 25 to 35 seconds with over 50 psi pressure depending on the thickness on the medium-open up the poles of the polymer and the vaporized ink is observed into the polymer. When the heat drops, the pole is closed and becomes a part of the polymer.

For this reason, dye sublimation fades less over time and is water-resistant, but limited to synthetic surfaces with a minimum of 70 percent polyester fabric. Any natural fabric such as silk or cotton would not work with dye sublimation. However, certain inkjet printers are able to print right on the natural fabrics.

 

♦ Joohyun Pyune's Exhibitions

 

Instructor, Joohyun Pyune

is working as an artist specializing in large format dye sublimation printing on fabrics and currently teach at Essex County College in Newark. Having studied traditional techniques such, as painting, Print making and textile design, she now works truly in mixed media.

Ms. Pyune combines these traditional techniques associated with fine art in a digital environment. Using heat transfer digital images on layered fabrics, Ms. Pyune creates ephemeral, dreamlike images, which are extremely evocative and find their entrance in both the Fine Art context and for commercial applications.