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How to screen print fabric on your dining room table!

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We don't just like to keep things simple, things are simple. Overcomplicating things more often than not just leads to not getting them started. Here's our four step guide to screen printing fabric on the dining room table, the coffee table, kitchen table or any table! (it doesn't even need to be a table!)  Screen printing is as easy as: 1. Get your design on to a screen (we can help with this) 2. Put some fabric on the dining room table 3. Pop some ink on the screen. 4. Pull the ink across the screen. We did say it was...

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How to screen print on paper & card

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Screen printing on paper or card is pretty much the same as screen printing on fabric and it's easier than you might think!  First off, you don't need a fancy set up. A little bit of space, a table top and a couple of screen printing products will get you going. In a nutshell you'll need: A screen, a squeegee and some ink. We do a handy kit with all three in: Screen, squeegee, ink kit. You can get as complicated as you like after that, but the process of putting ink on a screen and pushing it through the mesh...

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Want us to expose your screens for you?

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Looking to get your screen printing screens exposed by us? You're in the right place. Want to learn how to expose your own silk screens at home? Then check out How to expose your own screen printing frames. Whilst achievable at home, exposing screens can take up time, space (but not much) and does need a bit of kit to do properly. In our workshop, not only do we expose screens all day long for our own printing, we also expose screens for our customers.  For a custom screen you'll need a couple of things before placing your order.  1. Knowing what...

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Tips from the workshop: Great Screens. Prep, coating, washing and more.

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We promised you more top tips and handy hints this year. We get lots of calls about screen exposure. So in this blog we are going to cover a few of the most common problems we get asked about.  Making great screens isn't rocket science, or expensive.  Do it properly the first time. Getting great results comes down to following instructions, proper preparation and set up. Have all the right equipment and materials ready to use. Do procedures in the right order and everything will come together. Preparing and coating screens.  If you are having problems with your emulsion not staying put...

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