Digital jacquard textile design in a colorless mode

J. Zhou, Man Ching Frankie Ng

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Jacquard fabric is regarded as a “high-grade” textile, having intricate, interesting color and texture, and digital image design is the latest technique of computer art in the design field. Merging the design features of jacquard fabrics and digital image, this study was carried out to investigate digital jacquard fabric design in a colorless mode, which is one of the main modes of digital image design; another is that of a colorful mode. In this paper, the design principles and design methods for unconventional digital jacquard fabric design in a colorless mode were analyzed critically based on the application of digital technologies, and in particular, the digital color theory so that with tailor-made structural design, any colorless digital images with certain grays can be designed to form jacquard fabrics directly. The results of this study bring about an innovative design concept in jacquard fabrics and have a significant influence on the future development of jacquard textiles.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-42
Number of pages7
JournalResearch Journal of Textile and Apparel
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • Digital
  • Jacquard
  • Colorless mode
  • Black-and-white fabric
  • Shadow weaves


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