Project:Screen Printing

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What is screen printing?

Screen printing is one of the early methods of printing. It involves the passing of ink or any other printing medium through a mesh or 'screen' that has been stretched on a frame, and to which a stencil has been applied. The stencil openings determine the image that will thus be imprinted.

The substrate or surface on which screen printing can be carried out are too many to be named. Any surface that can be stretched and printed on is a surface for screen printing. The CD covers you see are all screen printed. Beautiful cotton fabrics, silk and polyesters can all be screen printed on. Posters, signs, flyers, advertisements on buses, t-shirts and even watch dials are screen printed. Thus there are many applications of screen printing.

We're hoping to hold regular screen printing nights.

Get involved!

Interested? Get your names down so when do start throwing workshops together you can be the first.

  • Leo Loewenherz
  • 7o7oro (Stephane)
  • Tim_N
  • ziuziu

If you're experienced at printing and have and want to share the love (donate a half hour to get the newbs up to grip so they can reciprocate what they've learnt)

What's the state of play?

A sketch of the darkroom layout proposal in the basement. New wall is highlighted in red.

Many thanks to Billy for donating a screen printing kit. Unfortunately, someone's taken the screen and paints. Necessary for us to start running screen printing workshops.

What's required:

  • Stretched second hand screen suitable for printing (some frames are in the print screen box!)
  • More paints!
  • Squeegee
  • Painting Medium
  • Photo Emulsion

Where is it?

Supplies are kept in the crafts section but will be moved to the basement / darkroom when its in working order.

Got any questions?

Check the mailing list first