Sunday, November 13, 2011

Screen Print Process 1

As promised, a brief and simplified explanation of the process of screen printing:  After the designs are scanned into the computer and sized, we print them out full-size on transparency.  Printing screens are prepared with a coating of emulsion, aka light-sensitive ooze.  The emulsion is allowed to dry, the transparency is placed on top, and the screen is exposed to direct, intense light for about 8 minutes.  The screens are rinsed to remove the emulsion that wasn't exposed, and the design is revealed.

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