Screenprinting on a wall? Answered

Looking at the new QR code stencil suffering from islands of black and white i wondered if you can screenprint on the go.  or even on a wall... I think i might be wrong because ppl probably would have done this before, but please explain why i'm wrong.  or if i have a great idea

Question by Houdinipeter 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Screenprinting on Velcro?

Has anyone tried screen printing on the hook and loop side of velcro? Any success? Any tips?

Topic by R3 Design 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


How to do screenprinting?

Question by mommy6 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Screenprinting colour registration on tshirts?

I am starting screenprinting on tshirts and am having a hell of a time getting the registration right for 2 colour. I have made 2 screens but what is the best way to register them on TShirts? Also when I iron the image after it has dried and there is any red that overlaps the white it seems to blend and turn pink. Any tips?

Question by renthevagrant 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Need Serious Help from those who know about screen printing supplies!!!!

Hello Everyone, it has been some time since I was last on and everyone has always been so helpful. I have a friend who has offered to buy me some screen printing supplies. I would like advice on what to get as there are a number of different options and ranges of "skill level" for lack of a better word. I have been mixing a medium with acrylic paint and hand painting my designs on bags, jackets, etc. I REALLY want to get into "screening." Nothing mega big like my own store or anything, mainly just to sell a few here and there and my friends. T-shirts mainly, just simple designs or text in one or two colors. I don't have any supplies thus far, so any good deals on Kits you could recommend would be great. I'm in an apt and don't have a whole heck of a lot of space to set up a studio as I see some people doing. I just want to make like 10 or 20 shirts at a time and I want high quality materials but not necessarily the best of the best. I just need to know the basics to get me going, any advice on process of screening would be great too, I've read a lot and seen videos but I am always wanting to know more! I hope i make sense in all this, I just want some serious advice. Thanks to all of you in advance.

Topic by Ladykba 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Is anyone familiar with tems as a scientific term or abbreviation?

It was used in a comment to me to indicate some kind of activation energy of crystallization or some such. You can see the comment at https://www.instructables.com/community/DIY-Solar-Cells-through-screen-printing/?comments=all#C5CQFV4FRBPYYW8.

Question by bowakowa 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


How to make halftones using GIMP?

Does GIMP have the capabilities of creating halftones for photos? I have never used GIMP before and do not want to pay for Adobe PhotoShop if GIMP can provide me this service. I would like to screenprint photos on t-shirts. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Question by Spoonie.7 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


(newsletter) Cheap Screenprinting, Bike Boombox, Pi Day...

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Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


A Guide to Screen Printing As a Supremely Accessible Art Form

Here's a pdf of an in depth tutorial on high quality, cheap screen printing. I couldn't post it as an instructable so I was told to post it here. Check it out: (the pdf below)

Topic by humanpoweredprinter 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Staining leather with acetone?

I want to put a motif on my old black leather wallet I'm too lazy to go full screenprinting on it, and by the state of the wallet, it isn't really worth it either I've read something about acetone making stains on dyed leather, and thought of just using acetone to "paint" my design on the wallet The design is simple, so I'm thinking of just making a stencil. My only concern is: How do I make sure that the acetone doesn't "leak" beyond the borders of the stencil when painting? Will normal duct tape do?

Topic by Seidenfisch 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


SF Clothing Swap at CELLspace

This Saturday, January 19th, there's a clothing swap at CELLspace in San Francisco.From the swapsf website:What: Sweet! The first clothing swap of 2008!When: Saturday, January 19th, noon-3pmWhere: CELLspace (2050 Bryant St. between 18th & 19th) map How Much: $5 ($10 without clothes)Featuring: Mountains of well-organized clothing swappage! $2 wine & Trumer Pils! On-site screenprinting & tailoring! Tasty beats by poolboy & d (4handed)! Free Meth Coffee (BYOC, otherwise $2)! Absinthe candy by Lit Lollipops! Other stuff as it comes up! Leftover clothing will be donated to local charities, including Dolores Street Community Services, A Safe Place for Women, and The Stop AIDS Project.

Topic by canida 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Woodworking, Craft, & Design classes at 3rd Ward in NY

3rd Ward, an art facility in Brooklyn, New York, is offering a wide range of classes for our upcoming summer session! We have everything from basic woodworking to jewelry making to furniture refinishing to digital design. Some of our classes this summer include...How to Make Crappy Stuff Awesome - Learn the basic concepts for creating furniture and other useful objects out of recycled and found materials for little or no investment.Cuttlefish Casting - Learn the ancient technique of small scale mold making and bronze casting using the fossilized backbone of a cuttlefish!Screenprinting - Learn how to set up a screen printing "lab" and make prints in your very own home.Spaces are limited so make sure to sign-up ASAP!For more information and a full list of classes, check out http://3rdward.com/classes

Topic by 3rdWardKate 9 years ago


Screen Printing Help!

Hey everyone, I did some screen printing in school, but for some reason I don't remember the processes used, and now I want to screenprint again, and I am looking up all these ways to DIY silkscreen at home on the internet and everythings cool, but I got a question, might be stupid, but hey. Every process involves using a transparency sheet to burn you image into the screen (if you are doing photorealistic images, which I plan to...) but where can I get my image on a transparency larger than letter size? For example, I have a screen that can hole an image larger than 24 x 36, that I would like to make, huge, large prints with, but I could hardly fathom a transparency that large, or how much it would cost to have one printed...is there a website for that kind of thing? Thanks a bunch...

Topic by Molue. 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


How to paint canvas sneakers?

I would like to get information on how to paint (decorate) canvas sneakers. I have been looking for information on the web, but I havent had much luck. I do screenprinting and I would like to do so on the sneakers, but as they have an irregular shape, it is very difficult to print them the traditional way. It seems like it can only be done by hand. I am a better artis on the computer than by hand, so I would rather do it some other way. I thought about using a stencil, but I am not sure if it will work. Does somebody decorate shoes? Can you tell me how can I do it? What kind of inks should I use? Where do I get them? I will appreciate any help you can give me. Thank you!

Topic by Titere 12 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How to "screen" text onto a shirt? please help!!!

I have read some great tutorials on how to do inexpensive screen printing using the modgepodge method and sewing looms, but that just seems WAY too painstaking to try and use that same method for applying lines of text to fabric. what's more, I can't see someone wasting an entire screen for just a few lines of text, even if they were using traditional screen printing methods. Other than iron-on transfers, what other ways might people be applying text to their items? I hope I make sense, I just have been needing to know this for some time now! The picture i have included is an example of what i am trying to learn. They say it's all "screened" but if so someone please explain to me how this is done! and if there is anyway to do it inexpensively.

Topic by Ladykba 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


My gift exchange entry!

My skills include: Sewing, knitting, screenprinting,  somewhat limited electronics, resin casting What I'd like to make for someone: A companion cube! Or some sort of t-shirt. Pretty much anything  I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone (choose all that apply): M I'd be willing to receive a smaller or larger size gift package from someone than the one I make for someone else: Yep! What I like: Giraffes, portal, zombies, things cast in resin What I don't like: Bugs, creepy things, the music video for the song Bad Romance I absolutely can't have: (due to allergies, pets, etc) Mmm... I'm thinking nothing! Type of thing I'd love to receive: Anything totally AWESOME! Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? No Confirm that are at least 18 years old or, if not, that you have the approval of a parent or guardian: I have the approval of my parents

Topic by Sunbanks 8 years ago


Let's get making!

(THE FILTERS WOULDN'T LET ME THROUGH!!)Well, summer is almost here, and that means 2 months (in my case) of pure FREEEEDOM!!!!And what better way to spend the summer than catching up on a year and a half of making?Some things have happened back here, so I don't have as much freedom as I'd like. My grandfather is staying with us, so I don't have as much free time since I have to take care of him. Anyway, here's my checklist of things to make. If I make something, I will cross it out. My goal is to at least make 7 of these:Assassin's Creed Hidden bladeLearn to use BlenderMake an traditional animationLight TabletScreenprintingCardboard avatarPaper gunsTile pictureDragon EggMIB costumesGood Samaritan gun from HellboyLightsaberSun JarLED cubeE-bolaAnimatronic HandBike Lights* What about you guys? Got a list ready? Suggestions?

Topic by Keith-Kid 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago