BC: Printing is everywhere!
FC: Screen Printing Laura Neubert Block 1
1: Table of Contents 1. Inks 2. Substrate 3. Exposure process 4. Printing Process 5. Taping Screens 6. Screen Fabric 7. Printing Principle 8. Applications
2: Water Based Ink: *comes off with water *dries very quickly | Plastisol *Cannot come off with water *Needs to be cleaned with chemical *Does not dry unless in contact with heat | Inks!
3: Substrate! "What an object is being printed on." | Paper T-shirts Towels Shorts Sweatpants Sweatshirts Hats Road Signs Posters
4: Exposure Process! | 1. Create the design on computer using a program such as; Illustrator. 2. Print design created on Vellum Paper 3. Run the paper through the dryer (image becomes much darker) 4. Measure design so it is in the middle of the screen 5. Tape the paper on the print side of the screen (Print side of design down as well) 6. Expose and wash the screen out
5: Printing Process! | 1. Center the screen 2. Apply ink to the screen 3. Use the flood stroke method once using the squeegee. 4. Put screen down on the object being printed 5. Force ink onto the substrate by pushing down and away from your body
6: *Tape all sides of the screen with the thick blue tape on the squeegee side. (make sure any spots that do not have emulsion are covered. *Find any holes on the print side by holding screen up to a window-tape them with scotch tape on print side. | Taping Screens!
7: Screens made out of polyester in this class Other types of screen fabrics are... -Nylon -Silk -Metal Mesh -Metalized Polyester | Materials!
8: Printing Principle Forcing the ink through extremely small holes onto the substrate