Archive for the 'Screen Printing' Category

Screen Printing on the Cheap

Minneapolis-based author Andy McInnis and his team are in the process of finishing up a book about how to start screen-printing in a snap and on the cheap. As many of you know, I am a bit of a DIY printer myself, so I’m pretty stoked to see if there’s anything I can glean off of it. It’s sure to be a great resource for anyone interested in the art!

Also, be sure to check out this video that he made about an ingenious way to clean a screen. Wish I had car wash nearby… Great stuff!

{via Printeresting}

You+Me Reprint, Pt. 10 (ta-da!)

You + Me Part 10

…and we’re done! The second edition of You & Me has been completed. Now I just need to do some finishing touches and we all good to start shipping.

As always, Pre-orders are available through Supermarket. Orders will begin shipping this week!



You+Me Reprint, Pt. 9 (Homestretch)

You and Me p9You and Me p9It’s been a busy weekend! I flew through the blue screen Saturday and Sunday, which I’m particularly happy about because my screens cooperated with me very nicely.

I also got half way though the third color details. One more round!

Next up… the other half aka the awesome part!

As always, Pre-orders are available through Supermarket. Orders will begin shipping this week!

You+Me Reprint, Pt. 8 (You sir, are an idiot!)

You and Me pt8 01You and Me pt8 02FYI kids, when you’re screen-printing, it’s generally a good idea to actually pull your ink on to some sort of medium… not you desk. DOI! What. A. Dumbass.

One a side note, I started the second color this morning and it looking pretty sweet!

As always, Pre-orders are available through Supermarket.

You+Me Reprint, Pt. 7 (You’ve got red on you)

You + Me Red 01You + Me Red 02Phew! After a week of a few odd scheduling issues (and one instance of beer winning the battle over printing!) I’ve finally finished up the first round of color.

Next up… I got the blue blue blues!

As always, Pre-orders are available through Supermarket.

You+Me Reprint, Pt. 6 (Test Prints and Inks)

You can look at a screen all you want but, honestly, the best way to tell if a screen is exposed well is to use the thing, so I pulled some test prints earlier… looking good.

If you’re wondering, I used black because the red recipe that I whip up is a bit on the expensive side and given the heavy ink coverage for these guys, I’ll need every squeegee pull I can get.

Speaking of inks, we’re are all mixed and prepped, so glad I wrote down the recipes to these colors, it made life so much easier.

Next up… not much left to do but to lay down some color!

Pre-orders are available through Supermarket.

You+Me Reprint, Pt. 5 (Final Touch-Ups)

Spent some time this afternoon over the lightbox to touch up these screens. All-in-all things weren’t too bad… The “You” screen had some pinhole issues, but that’s nothing a little emulsion can’t fix. Looks like the guy has serious case of chicken pox though!

The “Me” screen only had a few pinholes to deal with but, unfortunately, on closer inspection, my third color artwork looked horrible so I had to fill it up and will have to get that redone later this week or next.

Next up… Test prints!

You+Me Reprint, Pt. 4 (The Screen Returns)

Phew! The second screen turned out ok this time around. Next step… Touching up the screens and then it will be almost time for Command key icon+P! Stay tuned.

You+Me Reprint, Pt 3 (Paper Heartbreak All Better)

So yesterday I mentioned how the awesome folks at French Paper are, in deed, awesome. Well they are quickly reaching epic status now, as they have overnighted my replacement paper on their dime and on top of that they packed it extra nice. A perfect stack of paper from my favorite paper source! I think it’s gonna be good day.

You+Me Reprint, Pt 2 (Love the Smell of Fresh Screens)

In addition to the paper, I also got new fresh new screens made today! Unfortunately only one of the two screens made the cut, the other one (the one that will be the first color pass) wasn’t done very well and had to be re-redone… hopefully tomorrow.