Quickstartguide:Screenprint

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Steps to take for screen printing a two colour design on paper.

Preparation

Make a design

Use a digital design tool or design by hand on paper. We use a smiley face as an example of a two-colour design. Screenprocess-01.png

Make colour separations

  • Print both layers with black on a transparent sheet.
  • Hand draw with a paint marker (Posta, Monotov ect.) or drawing ink on transparent or semitransparent.

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Screen making

Coat a screen with light-sensitive emulsion

  • Choice a screen:
  • red for paper, blue for textile
  • check if there's no emulsion on the screen
  • check if the screen is big enough
  • use the scoop coater to fill the screen with the light-sensitive emulsion
  • let it dry in de drawer in the exposure unit where it is protected from the light.

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Expose screen to UV light

  • Place your transparent face up on the glass plate at the exposure unit.
  • Place the screen over the transparent on the glass plate.
  • Close the cover of the exposure unit and close the locks.
  • Start the exposure.

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Wash out the non-exposed parts

Make both sites of the screen wet with the hose, wash the non-exposed parts. Screenprocess-07.png

Let the screen dry

In the drying drawers, don't place it in a drawer above a non exposed screen to avoid dripping water on a non exposed screen. Screenprocess-08.png

Prepare for printing

Get paper.

Paper sheets thickness and weight doesn’t mater Use paper sheets of the same size Screenprocess-03.png

Mix inks

one part acrylic paint one part screen print medium Screenprocess-04.png

Place the screen in the clamps on the print table.

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Stick the transparent to a sheet of paper

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Place the paper on the table and line it up with the image on the screen.

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Place lay marks

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Printing

Print one colour at the time

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Result, prints on paper

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Clean the screen

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More info about cleaning a screen