Profession printing textile technician

Printing textile technicians perform operations related to setting up the printing processes.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Textile printing technology

    Addition of colour partially, according to the designed pattern, onto textile based materials. Processes for adding coloured patterns onto textile materials using printing machines and techniques (rotary of flat bed screen printing or others, heat transfer, inkjet, etc.).

  • Textile chemistry

    Chemical processing of textiles such as the reactions of textiles to chemicals.

  • Dyeing technology

    Processes involved in textile dyeing using different dyeing technologies. Also, addition of colours to textile materials using dye stuffs.

Skills

  • Design yarns

    Developing structural and colour effects in yarns and threads by using yarn and thread manufacturing techniques.

  • Control textile process

    Planning and monitoring textile production to achieve control on behalf of quality, productivity and delivery time.

  • Conduct textile testing operations

    Prepare for textile testing and evaluation, gathering the test samples, conducting and recording tests, validating data and presenting results.

  • Decorate textile articles

    Decorate wearing apparels and made up textile articles by hand or using machines. Decorate textile articles with ornaments, braided cords, golden yarns, soutaches, jewellery, and cristals.

  • Evaluate textile characteristics

    Evaluate textiles and their properties in order to manufacture products in conformity with specifications.

  • Maintain work standards

    Maintaining standards of work in order to improve and acquire new skills and work methods.

Optional knowledge and skills

tend textile printing machines design woven fabrics prepare equipment for textile printing develop textile colouring recipes textile finishing technology textile technologies draw sketches to develop textile articles

Common job titles

  • Equipment service technician trainee
  • Print laboratory technician, digital printing
  • Manufacturing
  • Field service tech ii
  • Manufacturing technician