Visual Art & Technique
My aunt bought me a speedball kit for my birthday in 10th grade and I've been doing it since.
The process is also known as "silk screening" is a photo chemical process by which you create a negative image on a screen in a frame.
The negative image that has been "burned" into the screen allows ink to be pressed through as if it were a stencil, applying the positive image onto paper, cloth, or other medium.
The key to producing good silkscreen are as follows.
- Know your raster and vector graphics editors (Gimp and Inkscape), it will go a long way in making amazing designs
- Use good inks and good materials
- Know your photo chemistry and how to store chemicals
- Use the sun to expose the emulsion. 30 Seconds give or take, the emulsion will change color as it irradiates, fully exposed when color change is even and completely changed
- Use good ventilation and have patients when using emulsion
- Learn techniques of exposure, half-toning, dithering, printer marks, ect...
screen printing looks professional and clean when done well.