Historically textile-printing technology has changed the style and workflow of the textile design field. In addition to the conventional printing workflow, digital fabric printing technology has now created two new textile design workflows: 1) Digital strike-offs and 2) Full digital production. These two structural production shifts have influenced the definition and methodology of printed textile design in both the commercial industry and the textile education field. Textile designers of the future will be trained in short run-production samples, individual entrepreneurship, as well as have a broader understanding of the definition of textile design. Ultimately, the study of textile print technology will have an impact on a designer's creativity and business sensibility, and this is the core for a successful textile design education.
Hitoshi Ujiie, "Textile Design Education in Digital Inkjet Fabric Printing" in Proc. IS&T Int'l Conf. on Digital Printing Technologies (NIP18), 2002, pp 254 - 257, https://doi.org/10.2352/ISSN.2169-4451.2002.18.1.art00063_1