Epson already has a highly successful relationship with British fashion designer Richard Quinn, a former MA student at Central Saint Martins who this year won the first Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. He has highlighted the need for students to access the latest technology and has shown the vibrant and show stopping results that can be achieved on demand using Epson’s digital printing technology.
The partnership will enable students from Central Saint Martins, part of the University of the Arts London, to use three new products from Epson. The line-up includes the latest dye sublimation printer (SureColor SC-F9300), a direct to garment (DTG) 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
Epson will work with Central Saint Martins over the next 12 months on a wide range of events, including a print project for 2nd Year BA Fashion students and London Fashion Week as well as profiling students who have used Epson technology to create their work.
Epson already has a long term relationship with The Royal Academy Schools and runs design competitions in collaboration with Birmingham City University, where it is a module of the textiles BA course, and the University of Leeds.
For further information on Central Saint Martins, please visit www.arts.ac.uk/colleges/central-saint-martins.