Thursday, July 1, 2010

How to PrintSILK Screen ?PART 1


Screen printing, sometimes called silk screening or serigraphy, has long proved it's worth as a fine arts and commercial medium. While SPEEDBALL Screen Printing Materials meet the high quality standards of professionals, our hope is to bring the satisfaction and enjoyment of Screen Printing to the hobbyist, the handicrafter and the student as well.
The Speedball systems allow total flexibility. You can create screen stencils in a variety of ways and produce prints with three SPEEDBALL water-based, solvent-free inks; watersoluble, permanent acrylic and textile inks.
These instructions have been prepared in simple language. If followed, they will produce satisfying results. Most importantly, we have made additional and replacement materials available at low prices from all stores where SPEEDBALL art products are sold.
In addition to the materials supplied in the SPEEDBALL Kits, you may want to have the following items on hand:

  • Water resistant masking tape, 1 "wide

  • Screw driver

  • Old newspapers

  • Sheet of cardboard

  • Small scrub brush

  • House detergent (See pg.6)

  • Scissors

  • Small lamp or lamp cord with a standard socket

  • BBA No.1 Photoflood (preferred) or a clear 150W incandescent bulb

  • Aluminum foil disposable pie tin with 10" or 12" diameter

  • Cellophane tape

  • Paper cups

  • SPEEDBALL Technical Black Ink & SPEEDBALL Pens

  • Old towels, rags, paper towels

  • 9"x12" piece of glass, plexiglas, or lucite

  • Rubber gloves

  • Apron or smock

An added luxury is an electric fan. This can be used to cut down the required drying time in the preparation of screens for printing as well as the drying of prints.

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