Screen Printing Tutorial

Being an illustrator, I will more than likely incorporate screen printing in to my work at some point. So an induction workshop is an ideal start.

The making of the screen is a long winded process, that should take around a days worth of construction. A whole day dedicated to fabricating a screen sounds needless to me, however when I consider the quantity of prints that can be produced from the screen, it’s more than worth the time taken.

Using citrus based ink remover and kidney shaped sponge. Danny is rubbing in the screen wash, this turns the plastisol inks into latex which is then safe to go down the drain. It is important to allow the remover to soak for 5 minutes on the screen.
Using citrus based ink remover and kidney shaped sponge. Danny is rubbing in the screen wash, this turns the plastisol inks into latex which is then safe to go down the drain. It is important to allow the remover to soak for 5 minutes on the screen.
Danny is now blasting the screen with a Jet washer. This washes away the screen remover as well as helps dislodge any tough paint left.
Danny is now blasting the screen with a Jet washer. This washes away the screen remover as well as helps dislodge any tough paint left.
The screen is clean and ready for the emulsion. Pressing firmly and at a slight tilted angle, Danny is now pulling the trough up the screen from the bottom.
The screen is clean and ready for the emulsion. Pressing firmly and at a slight tilted angle, Danny is now pulling the trough up the screen from the bottom.
Here the screen is going through exposure for roughly 18 units which is almost equivalent to 18 seconds
Here the screen is going through exposure for roughly 18 units which is almost equivalent to 18 seconds
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