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I have become completely enamored of screen printing ever since I took the basic class at TechShop San Jose. I've gotten pretty good at printing sing...
First step may or may not already be done for you. TechShops come with a standard 4 screen printing station, which are usually set up for printing sh...
To design my screens, I started with a photograph and blocked out the 4 different colors I wanted in photoshop. Next, I turned it into a vector file ...
At TechShop, we use the vinyl cutter to make our screens. To learn more about setting up a screen and printing with vinyl, please see This Excellent ...
Lining up multiple screens for a print can be extremely complicated, and many printers have each come up with their own way of doing this. I came up ...
Next, I took my screens and set them in the different arms of the screen print station.
Now, it was time to line up my print out with the first screen. To do this, I put the printed out poser on the platform and lowered the first screen ...
Once I had the printed poster and screens where I wanted it, I lined up my registration tabs. Registration tabs are these neat little metal pieces th...
Once you have your tabs in place, slide a nice clean piece of paper in. The last step before you start printing is a step that is specifically for pr...
Now that your set up is ready, simply mix your ink (make sure to add Stay-Open if you are doing a lot of prints to stop your ink from drying too fast)...
There you have it! Tons of posters; hand inked!
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Posted:Jul 26, 2012
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