Advanced Textile Printing Technology

By Prof. Kushal Sen   |   IIT Delhi
Learners enrolled: 1483
This course would cover the fundamentals conventional printing, the complexities and limitations. Introduce the concept of transfer printing and mainly cover the sublimation transfer printing which is commercially being used. The next logical development in textile printing has been the direct digital printing of textiles. The concept, the advantage,principles of ink-jet technology, complexities involved, general machinery, the inks and requirements of pre- and post treatments.

INTENDED AUDIENCE  : Students, teachers and persons working in textile industry, textile chemical processing
PREREQUISITES : Should have basic knowledge of dyeing and printing, would help if has studied courses in textile chemical processing.l
INDUSTRY SUPPORT :  Not any in particular, All textile processing industries would value
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Textile Engineering
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 24 Jan 2022
End Date : 18 Mar 2022
Enrollment Ends : 07 Feb 2022
Exam Date : 27 Mar 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1  :  Recall conventional printing, colourants: dyes and pigments
Week 2  :  Thickeners, viscosity, rheology, discharge –resist style
Week 3  : Transfer printing, transfer paper printing, dyes and inks
Week 4  :  Mechanism of sublimation transfer, Free path length , general machinery
Week 5  :  Introduction to digital printing, ink-jet printing principles: continuous jetting
Week 6  :  Drop-on-demand principle, general machinery
Week 7  :  Pre-treatment, ink-types and substrate, pigment inks
Week 8  :  Disperse inks, acid inks , reactive inks 

Books and references

•   . Digital Printing of Textiles, H. Ujiie
•     Textile Printing, LWC Mile

Instructor bio

Prof. Kushal Sen

IIT Delhi
Currently a Professor in the Department of Textile Technology, IIT Delhi. Areas ofspecialization include textile chemical processing, texturing, and structure-propertycorrelation.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 27 March 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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