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Paper Stencil Screen Printing

Friday, September 21, 2012

A quick introductory guide to screen printing with a paper stencil. You can download a printable pdf. here!  Read more

Jacquard Screen Ink Discharge

Monday, June 25, 2012

This new product landed on our shelves a couple of weeks ago and we are very impressed with the results. Printing on a dark colour is always difficult and opaque inks feel much stiffer on the finished article. Using Jacquard Screen Ink Discharge you can lighten pre-dyed fabrics at the same time as printing. Read more

Tie Dyeing 5 Ways – Part 3 – Scrunch Dyed T-Shirt

Sunday, June 24, 2012

One plain white, cheap cotton T-shirt, made to look very Isabel Marant! Read more

Tie Dyeing 5 Ways – Random Dyed Leggings

Sunday, June 24, 2012

These black and white leggings were purchased in the sale at New Look but never worn. Read more

Tie Dyeing 5 Ways – Spiral Dyed T-Shirt

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Here is the last instalment of Tie Dyeing 5 Ways and it is a bit of a classic. We used the method for a Spiral Rainbow Tie Dye but only used two colours Scarlet Red and Bright Royal. Read more

Tie Dyeing 5 Ways – Part 2 – Dip Dyed Denim Waistcoat

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Next up was a cropped denim waistcoat. We wanted to dip dye it. This method can be used for a huge variety of garments. Read more

Open Access Print Studios

Monday, March 26, 2012

Below is a list of open access print studios, facilities and cost varies per location – if you know of anymore please let us know so we can add them to the list. Read more

Common problems with Diazo Photo Emulsion

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

We are often asked for guidance with screen printing and the most common request is for help with exposing screens and the problems encountered. Benjamin Franklin is quoted as saying “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail” – I don’t know how good he was at screen printing but it sounds like he had some experience! One of the most common problems is, when using a new light source, to assume the exposure times will be the same as the guidance/previous lamps. A successful Photo Emulsion Stencil will depend on many things: the wattage of the lamp, the timings, the distance from the screen and the thickness of the emulsion. Read more

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