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8. Reclaim a Screen

Use this space to discuss Step 8: Reclaim a Screen Ask any questions, report any problems, and share inspiration. Once a stencil has been used in production, the screen must be reclaimed and readied for its next use.  One of the most effective ways you can increase the life of your screens is simply by…

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7. Print

Use this space to discuss Step 7: Print Ask any questions, report any problems, and share inspiration. You are fully prepped and ready to start printing. Let’s do this. The trick to a successful print is repeatability; being able to perform the same function over and over without variation.

6. Make Ready

Use this space to discuss Step 6: Make Ready Ask any questions, report any problems, and share inspiration. MAKE READY is the name given to the point in the screen printing process where you are preparing to start your print run, and assembling all the items and tools you will need. Like a pre-flight check…

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5. Ink & Stock

Use this space to discuss Step 5: Ink & Stock Ask any questions, report any problems, and share inspiration. INKS used in screen printing are more varied and complex than those used in other printing processes because of the wide range of different materials the modern screenprinter is asked to print on. Art prints on…

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SQUEEGEERAMA: August 20-22

IT’S BACK! Friday, Saturday and Sunday | August 20-21-22 Wachiay Studio on Vancouver Island Squeegeerama is an annual squeegee-fest held at Wachiay Studio. We invite guest artists, to share their ideas and techniques. The studio and staff assist participants to print their projects on a variety of materials (paper, stencil, film, ink, etc supplied), and people…

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4. Exposure & Washout

Use this space to discuss Step 4: Exposure & Washout Ask any questions, report any problems, and share inspiration. The Exposure & Washout is where your art gets transferred onto a screen to create a stencil that can be printed. All of your work from the previous steps come together.  Getting a good exposure is…

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215 Children

We acknowledge and mourn the 215 children that never made it home from the Kamloops residential school. We know that the fate of these children is not an isolated atrocity. Though many residential school survivors have been telling these stories for decades, we hope that this discovery will help to support the truth and bring…

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2 color print

I tweaked an oil painting that I started long ago. Worked in Photoshop. My drawing needs improvement. I will definitely try a shorter exposure time for the next project.  I lost a lot of detail in the hummingbird feathers and bleeding hearts, but I loved the process! Having fun!!Learning lots! 🙂

T-Birds etc…

O.k. We successfully coated and shot our new screens, starting with the step exposure. Successful step exposure print with notes added Exposing Thunderbird 1 screen. We decided to put both colours separations on one screen. Close up of 2 colour print. Because the printer would not make the transparency dark enough, I reworked the film…

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Week 5

So I finally got to do some prints from the last couple weeks of trying. I was doing awesome after setting up until the plastic clamp I was using to prop ny screen up decided to break off and fling my rope and everything. I was able to keep the shirt free of ink splatter…

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Week five

Had better luck with the Wayi Wah clock image when using digital means. Screened up some kids tees, one ended up a bit blurry not sure why?? Lisa and I collaborated on a design based on a story I shared with her of Blue berry picking with elders. We digitized it because we seem to…

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Week 5

I’ve completed a 2 color print! But before learning about the useful bullseye! I didn’t incorporate it in this print but I can 100% for sure guarantee  I will next time! It was tough every print I had to not flood, and check the print for alignment every time through the screen, because each print…

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Week 3 reflection

I think I got 2 and 3 mixed and mashed so I ended up doing a hand drawn design and a collage sort of design in the same print! But I finished the actual stencil and printing last module! as for reclaiming, I’ve made a home reclaiming set up out of my bathroom, and I…

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Reflecting

Was a great week. Lots of printing happening. Sorry for the terrible pictures.

Week four

  I played around with Inkscape outlining images of ancestors and language.  Learned a lot about how much there is to learn from this process.   We weren’t sure how to digitize Lisa’s sketch design so she decided to try to trace it out using the pen’s, but it didn’t burn through the exposure.  Not…

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Two colour printing

It was an exciting challenge to make these two colour prints on two tshirts and five aprons. There was a few corrections I had to make when printing because certain parts were not lining up perfectly so i had to tape spots off to allow it to dry and reprint the missing parts so it…

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Experimenting

I managed to Reclaim both screens, then coating seems to be getting easier. The first screen (156) I tried a grouse wing fan, and a sharpie design on the bottom of a moose, the grouse wing didn’t turn out but the moose design looked ok, but I made a critical error and it pretty obvious…

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Print Austin – All Together Now

Operating within the traditional lands of the K’omoks First Nation on Vancouver Island, Canada, Andymac and Wachiay Studio crew filmed a four-part demonstration on the screen printing process over the month of PrintAustin. This video serves as the final part to this demo. Watch part 1-3 to this demo: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_On…​ This video also showcases the…

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The NEXT COHORT –  Training Opportunity Screenprinting for Entrepreneurs

  Training Opportunity Screenprinting for Entrepreneurs Have you ever thought about starting your own business? Do you have a sketchbook full of designs waiting to come to life? Are you looking to increase the production of your artwork? Keep reading! Wachiay Friendship Centre is excited to announce the Spring session of our online training program, Screenprinting for…

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Welcome to the Discussion Board

Welcome to the new Screen the World Discussion Board. DISCUSSION BOARD This is the spot for members, past students, and instructors to continue chatting and discussing.  Share everything and anything you want – this space is your space.  

nism̓a run of prints

This week we pulled another run of prints, “nism̓a” (land), run of 50. We pulled them on the 156 screen, which worked way better than the 110. We also removed the ship from the previous design, as I did not like the amount of detail that was allowed on this size print (11″x 14″ size…

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Mood Board

Here is my mood board! My apologies for not being on last week.

Screen The World at Print Austin – Part 3

We’re printing the second colour of Rodney Sayers’ “Codfish Ate the Moon” using the specialized equipment featured in Screen the World — an online training program that teaches anyone, anywhere how to start screenprinting. Learn more about Screen the World at http://www.screentheworld.org. We’ve joined forces with Print Austin and our good friend, Rodney Sayers, to…

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Screen The World at Print Austin – Part 2

Follow along as Andy walks us through a split fountain print using the specialized equipment featured in Screen the World — an online training program that teaches anyone, anywhere how to start screenprinting. We’ve joined forces with Print Austin and our good friend, Rodney Sayers, to bring Rodney’s print to life! Rodney is a Hupacasath…

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Screen The World at Print Austin – Part 1

We’ve joined forces with Print Austin and our good friend, Rodney Sayers, to bring Rodney’s print to life! Rodney is a Hupacasath artist from Ahswinis, Port Alberni, British Columbia, and is a descendant of the Nuu Chah Nulth peoples. Check out more of Rodney’s art at http://www.rodneysayers.com. Watch us build this print using the specialized…

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New Training Opportunity

Screenprinting for Entrepreneurs Have you ever thought about starting your own business? Do you have a sketchbook full of designs waiting to come to life? Are you looking to increase the production of your artwork? Do you live in British Columbia, Canada? Keep reading! Wachiay Friendship Centre is excited to announce a new online training…

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ScreenPrinting Magazine Front Page

Featured in Screenprinting Magazine

The latest issue of Screenprinting Magazine just hit the web and Andy wrote a column. It’s about exposure – and much more. In it we introduce some innovative interactive tools we have been working on, and also a video showing how to do a solar exposure. Screen the World! Check it out here.

Can’t Wait…..

Something great is happening today…..no not an election. Screen the World should be appearing in the new issue of Screenprinting Magazine. We’re going to share a couple of new things we’re working on, and discuss the importance of screen making to the process. Stay tuned. I’ll put a link up as soon as it goes…

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Filming of the Exposing Unit

We have been filming some DIY equipment for you. Stay tuned for the full videos.This is a birds-eye-view, time lapse of our filming session for an exposing unit.

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