Printing on Crêpe De Chine with Fashion Designer Sarah O’Neill


 LIT Limerick School of Art & Design Student Sarah O’Neill creates unique textile pieces with Metro’s Direct To Media printing technology…

Direct to Media Printing is a large format, inkjet printing process which allows you to print your work directly to a flat substrate of your choice -eg, plywood, perspex, slate, leather, silk, etc-  to create a unique piece of artwork while allowing your photography take on a sculptural aspect.

Working with Metro Imaging Sarah harnessed the technology to create a one-off design for her project ‘Danin’, which explores the practise of Wicca and the concept of Paganism.

Printing on Crêpe De Chine (a light and fine, silk-like dress fabric), Sarah chose a landscape image from photographic artist Steve Macleod and applied a gradual fade to the artwork throughout the material. This process created the ideal effect for her concept, bringing the design to life and completing her creation.

“I was delighted with how the printed fabric turned out, when I took the material out of the packaging it was exactly how I envisioned it to be and I was very impressed with the quality of the print on the Crêpe De Chine. Going forward in my practice, I hope to incorporate more digital printing techniques throughout my collections” said Sarah on seeing the final printed piece.

For more of Sarah’s work see here online portfolio here and for more info on our direct to media printing see below.

With our Direct To Media (DTM) service we can print your image directly to a flat substrate of your choice, up to four inches thick and 8 x 10 ft as one full piece. Direct to media can be highly durable compared to traditional prints mounted to a substrate, with the added bonus of being water resistant. This service can take from 10-15 working days to complete once tests have been signed-off.

Contact us today or better yet call into our London lab and experiment with our DTM!

DESIGN Sarah O’Neill