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Give the gift of screen printing this holiday season!

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It's easier to screen print than many people realise, especially if you start out by making stencils. You don't need a lot more than a screen, a squeegee and some ink to go down the stencils route. Luna Lotus wrote a great blog post on How to screen print using stencils that is well worth a read if you haven't already. With both printing with stencils and the holiday season in mind, here are some screen printing gift ideas that won't break the bank and will offer up endless hours of creativity! 1. Hunt The Moon - Screen Printing Kit...

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How to screen print using stencils by Luna Lotus

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Paper Stencil Printing with Luna Lotus   I’ve always loved drawing and discovering new ways of creating things since I was a kid. I decided to delve into screen printing after being inspired by other artists selling their artwork on hand made screen printed products. I’ve found screen printing to be one of the most satisfying ways to create something from start to finish. When I first began learning I found the thought of making screens with photo emulsion pretty intimidating and it took a fair few attempts (and many terrible prints) before I got a grasp on each step...

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Tips from the workshop: Great Screens

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When we get time, we'll try and share a few things we've picked up along the way. If there's anything you'd like us to offer our knowledge on, just drop us a line and we'll see what we can do!Making great screens isn't rocket science, or expensive.  Do it properly the first time, clean it up right and the screen will last longer, breakdown slower and save you time and effort in the long run. Top tips: Prep / DegreaseA clean screen means the emulsion will adhere to the mesh better. This means it will not break down as easily...

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What do you need to expose & burn your own screen printing frames?

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A brief guide on the things you’ll need if you want to expose your design on to a screen, so that you can print all kinds of awesome colours on to all kinds of awesome things, like t shirts, wrapping paper, card and so on! Things you’ll need: Exposure unit Screen printing frame, photo emulsion & sensitizer, scoop coater Your design on a transparency A dark storage box Jet washer / hose / shower   Exposure unit. Exposing screens at home is possible and you can do it without breaking the bank. Our exposure kit gets the job done from...

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Artwork preparation for screen printing transparencies

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 Want us to expose your screens for you? Exposing screens can be tedious and a bit of a pain if you’re only in need of a few, so why not take the guesswork out and get us to do it for you!   The key to getting screens to expose smoothly is artwork preparation and for us to be able to expose the screens we’ll need you to adhere to the guidelines below.   Artwork will need to be changed to ‘Rich Black’. This is so that no light can pass through the design areas of the transparency. Please...

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