Due Dates

Final Images to CAT Lab on CD-R - end of class Monday November 5 - Class 22

Final Pieces (Cloth Prints and Decaled Surfaces or Images documenting Decaled Surface tbd - depending on turnaround from CAT lab - these are due the next class following receiving printed materials back from the CAT lab.


Make 2 images on your own that are to be used for a decal and heat transfer (for printing on cloth) materials - 1 image for each surface.


To further develop technical skills in Painter and/or Photoshop, and to develop concepts for imagery associated with surfaces that are not a computer screen or printed paper or canvas surfaces. To experiment with other forms of output.


Decide on the kind of imagery you would like to use - thinking of the final destination or mode of output.

Use Painter and/or Photoshop to create two original images for each surface.

Demos of how to use heat transfer images to print on clothing will be given in class - a demonstration of using the decal material will also be shown.

Put your two images - 150 or 300 dpi - surfaces to print on are 8 x 10 inches maximum - leaving some border room suggested - flattened .tif files - on a CD-R to go over to CAT Lab for printing.

Please note - for both surfaces - see the technical guidelines handed out in class - for heat transfer - stay away from intricate designs - create an image that has a relatively simple outline - because it must be cut out and applied to the cloth by using a hot iron - if the cutout is too intricate - this can cause difficulties - once you have done this project - you may want to try a heat transfer with a more complicated outline - but keep it simple for this project.

After receiving heat transfer and decal papers back with prints on them - apply decal to selected surface and document with photograph - print heat transfer image to cloth surface selected - bring image and cloth to class to complete project.


150 or 300 dpi - surfaces to print on are 8 x 10 inches maximum - leaving some border room suggested - flattened .tif files

Submission Requirements

Final Images

see guidelines in Methadology

Format flattened TIFF (.tif) - for CAT Lab output

Image documenting decal work and cloth with heat transfer (2 items for final grade)


You will be graded on your ability to complete the assignment.

You will be graded on concept, and quality of final output.

This project will be worth 13% of your final grade.

Please note

Ask any questions during the project in class or contact me by email or stop by office hours to clarify any questions you have about the project.