So - someone I work with at my day job has been asking me about "screenprinting" and my process, in general. Well, recently I was lucky enough to be asked to create a print for a friend who just graduated barber school, and thought that it would be the perfect opportunity to create this post, and maybe explain some of what I do. Please ask if there are any questions...
Step Three - Print!
So at this point I have 5 screens, I've cut all of the paper to the appropriate size, and I'm ready to print.
The order I'll print the colors in is - yellow, grey, blue, red, black. I can't decide exactly on a yellow or a red, so I'll do a couple of tests.
The image above shows the 2 different shades of yellow. I figured I'd print 2 of each, and see how they each end up.
Next was grey -
Then blue - you can see the squeegee that is used to force the ink though the mesh, onto the paper.
and finally, black.
And here you can see the 2 different shades of yellow. I decided to go with the lighter shade...
And that's it! The design was the most time-consuming. Once I had that figured out, this took 2 days to complete. The final size was just under 11"x17".
Hope this helped explain a little bit!