The partnership will enable CSM students to use some of Epson’s latest textile printers


Arts and design college Central Saint Martins has formed a collaboration with Epson to support education and encourage students to experiment with its large format digital textile printers.

The partnership will enable fashion, textiles and jewellery students from Central Saint Martins, part of the University of the Arts London, to use the company’s latest dye sublimation printer, SureColor SC-F9300, the SureColor SC-F2100 direct to garment printer and an Expression 12000XL A3 scanner.

Laura Baker, 2d print specialist, CSM, said, ‘Experimentation is really important at Central Saint Martins. Students will learn the effects digital printing is capable of achieving but we also encourage them to push the technology to its limits by combining disciplines and techniques while experimenting with different materials and designs.’

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. 

‘We are delighted to be working in partnership with Central Saint Martins,’ added Heather Kendle, market development manager for Epson Europe. ‘Education is a key focus for us and we are constantly looking to encourage students to learn new skills and to push the boundaries of design. This partnership will be far more constructive than simply placing kit into the college as we will be able to use the students’ feedback to refine our technology even further.’