Print Inspo: Would Andy Warhol Use Our Kornit Digital Printing Service?
For small scale designers printing your own textiles can be a costly affair with minimum order quantities and restrictions on certain fabrics. However, at Fashion-Enter Ltd HQ in Haringey we are thrilled to offer the very latest Kornit digital printing technology for both direct to fabric and direct to garment options.
FEL CEO Jenny Holloway comments: “Our on-site Kornit Presto and Atlas printers offer superb quality printing with no minimum order quantity. The printers use eco-friendly inks with a 1 to 2 day turnaround. Here at FEL we are delighted to offer small scale designers an affordable option to really customise their collections with their own patterns and prints. We can literally print on any fabric (except for mesh) and have completed orders small and large for the fashion and home furnishings markets.”
In the summer FashionCapital editor JoJo Iles attended the Fashion and Textile Museum in Bermondsey, London to see a selection of textile prints by the influential pop artist Andy Warhol.
JoJo commented: “It’s not widely known that Andy Warhol worked as a commercial designer and illustrator for textiles in the late 50’s early 60’s. This exhibition presented over 45 of Andy’s textile patterns in his familiar illustrative style. Repeated patterns of cut lemons, ice cream sundaes, insects, flags, paintbrushes and more could be seen on a variety of textiles for American manufacturers such as Stehli Silks and Fuller Fabrics Inc.
“Seeing his unique style and use of colour was inspirational and it emphasised how fortunate we are today to have these amazing printing capabilities that can enable designers and brands to affordably create their own prints and patterns in an instant. I think if Andy were alive today he would be first in the queue to get his art directly printed onto textiles and made into commercial products.”
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In need of some inspiration the Fashion and Textile Museum will be opening a new exhibition at the end of September: The Fabric of Democracy: Propaganda Textiles from the French Revolution to Brexit. Exploring printed propaganda textiles over more than two centuries, from the French Revolution to Brexit.