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How to screen print on paper & card

Posted by Rory Atton at

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?

Posted by Rory Atton at

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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Photo Emulsion and Exposure Troubleshooting Tips.

Posted by Rory Atton at

We've all been there. We think our screen looks great only to find that we have a bunch of problems when it comes to exposing them.  A few of the problems can have the same causes so if you can sort those you are on to a win.  With the super high quality screen printing products available it is rarely the products that are faulty, its almost always in the process.  Here are some common issues, the cause's and remedies. Whilst this can all sound quite negative, you can expose your own screens easily and we're here to help you...

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Artwork preparation for screen printing transparencies

Posted by Ross Brown at

The key to getting screens to expose smoothly is artwork preparation. Whether you're doing it yourself or getting us to expose the screen for you, in order to achieve the best results follow 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 use the following CMYK make up – any other combination will not work. C= 75, M = 67, Y = 68, K = 90   Use a template. We either print our transparencies out on A4 or A3...

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How to screen print (from scratch) by Boom Done Shop

Posted by Rory Atton at

The first and no doubt what will be one of the most read guest blog posts comes from Boom Done Shop. It's a great blog to read if you're starting out and want to get set up without spending a small fortune! Boom Done Shop: I didn't go to fashion college, I woke up one morning and decided I was going to do this. If you want to learn how to screen print too, this guide will help you get started and dodge some pitfalls. In a sentence, screen printing is creating an image on a surface by pressing ink...

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