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05 April 2008 @ 12:52 pm
WEEK 13: March 9 -15  

A special on my adventures in screen printing. Also, this week, my school let us out early while Sophomores took an exit exam, so I hung out with my friends. :)

The week before, I put some emultion (some weird light-sensitive goo) on the screen. This week was spent getting the design on it by exposing it to a whole lotta light with the design on top, then scrubbing the unhardened emultion off, to reveal the design.

When scrubbing gets too tiresome you take it through a power wash (basically sort of hose it down)

Then you get this! :)

After drying the screen, you tape up the edges so the ink doesn't seep through when printing.

Using the print machine (used mostly just for keeping the screen centered to the fabric when printing) and a squegee you pour paint onto your screen and squeegee the paint up and down so it seeps through.

Ta-da! :) After that you just take it through a big heat machine which hardens the ink and you're all set.

The finished products. ♥


We had sushi and window shopped and ate tons of chocolate easter eggs. XD;
SuperSproutxx_sprout on April 5th, 2008 10:52 pm (UTC)
Those shirts look so professional. I would totally buy one from you.
chocolate easter eggs = da bomb. :D
hurricane hawkorangeaid on April 7th, 2008 06:24 pm (UTC)
ACTUALLY, it is possible! I was screen printing the bags for my senior project, and was going to sell some of them online, maybe. Once I finish them, anyway. x__x

ahhh, I love those Cadbury eggs with fondant or caramel in them. SO DELICIOUS.
SuperSproutxx_sprout on April 10th, 2008 10:19 pm (UTC)
make sure to tell me where to buy one if you are going to be selling!