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. AdrianAs a maker and educator, Adrian…

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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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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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2. The Screen: Frame & Mesh

Use this space to discuss Step 2: The Screen: Frame & Mesh Ask any questions, report any problems, and share inspiration. The Screen is a key component of the process, and the part that gives screen printing its name. The screen consists of a strongly made wood or metal frame, and a fine woven mesh…

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