The School of Fashion Design and Merchandising at Kent State University is recognized as an Ohio Center of Excellence. Our environments for learning about fashion design, production and manufacturing actively contribute to this, including our TechStyleLAB facility.

We are proud to house a wide range of advanced digital output devices including:

  • Mutoh VJ-1628TD - Textile Printer. This 8-color, 2-head, high-resolution textile printer can print fabric up to 64 inches width.

          Textile printer - mutoh vj

  • ​​​​​​Radian Laser Cutting Machine FB 1600 - 39x 60" bed. Designed for the textile and embroidery industry.

          Radian Laser Cutting Machine

  • Tajima TEHX-C1501 - Embroidery Machine. Single-head, 15-needle embroidery machine.

          Tajima Embroidery Machine

  • Stoll ADF-3 - Knitting machine. 7.2 multi gauge machine with 32 yarn feeders. 

          Stoll ADF 3 Knitting Machine

  • Roll-Up III CalComp - Optitex Digitizing Board. GTCO CalComp portable digitizing board. 

          Roll-Up III CalComp - Optitex Digitizing Board.

  • HP DesignJet T520 - Poster Printer. Prints resolutions up to 2400 dpi.

         HP DesignJet T520

  • Contex SD4420 - Wide Format Scanner. Optical Resolution of 1200 dpi. 

        Context Wide Format Scanner

  • Afina H400 3D Printer - 3D Printer. Prototypes a part or model that is up to 4.7 inches cubed with a minimum layer thickness of 0.15mm.

         Afina H400 3D Printer

  • GoPro Hero3 – Portable action video camera. Up to 1080p video.

          Go Pro Hero 3

  • Sense 3D Scanner - Portable 3D Scanner. Full-color 3D portable scanner.

Sense 3D Scanner - Portable 3D Scanner

  • GoPro HERO4 - Portable Camera. Mountable camera with 4K video.