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1  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / Re: My most recent silk screen (butt-load of photos) on: December 30, 2009 01:16:38 PM
Excellent job hand painting!
2  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / Re: Tangled Forest Tshirt on: December 30, 2009 01:12:01 PM
You are all very kind! Here's some info on how it was done:

I first drew out the image in pencil, and then used a light table and inked it out. For the most part I added the detail such as the lines on the branches in the inking stage rather than having to draw all of the intricacies twice!

I scanned it and changed the levels in Photoshop until it was nice and black, and then printed it on vellum paper. I burned it on my screen using a 500 watt photoflood bulb for about 27 minutes, 20 inches above my screen. The washout went well because the emulsion was new. Previously I had been using old emulsion and got tons of pinholes, among other frustrations.

It's on a 305 mesh because it's so detailed, and it's printed with light ink on dark clothing. This is a double whammy as far as making it show up and look sharp. So I do a sharp pull, flash cure it to 180 degrees with a heat gun, and then pull it again (or was it twice more? I've already forgotten!). The result is a sharp, clear image with no detail lost, and which should hold up to repeated washings.

Let me know if you have any questions about the process.
3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / Tangled Forest Tshirt on: December 30, 2009 08:57:17 AM
Hi everyone! I wanted to show you my latest Tshirt project. It's an ultra-detailed twist of lines and images that I did just for fun, meaning I just sat down and drew rather than feel I had to have a real concept. The result is ultra-me, and I hope some of you like it, too. I've printed it on men's shirts as well. Thanks for looking!





4  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / Re: Maternity Fetus Shirt on: March 11, 2009 03:07:54 PM
This is an awesome shirt!!! Great job with the screen printing! It's not by any chance in black is it? I would so rock this thru my whole pregnancy very proudly!!

Times have changed. Beginning next week I WILL have this in black. :-)

5  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / Re: Maternity Fetus Shirt on: January 31, 2009 11:14:38 PM
Too cute! Your image is so detailed, it's beautiful! Smiley

Thanks to both of you as well!
6  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / Re: Maternity Fetus Shirt on: January 20, 2009 07:02:42 AM
Aaaah, thanks Cheiri!
7  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / Re: Maternity Fetus Shirt on: January 14, 2009 01:30:18 PM
This is an awesome shirt!!! Great job with the screen printing! It's not by any chance in black is it? I would so rock this thru my whole pregnancy very proudly!!

Thanks so much! Unfortunately I've only got it on the chocolate brown for now and I just printed a bunch! I'll have to do it in black next time, too, but that probably won't be for a little while. Thanks for the idea!
8  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / Maternity Fetus Shirt on: January 13, 2009 09:29:06 AM
Hi everyone! I'm new here so I thought I'd go right ahead and post something I've done. I am an artist who has taken up screen printing T-shirts. My wife wore this one when she was pregnant and people stopped her all the time to talk to her about it.  Shocked

The pictures are okay but kind of make the image look larger than it really is (fisheye effect).





9  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / Re: A Freudian slip on a shirt? on: January 13, 2009 08:48:08 AM
I think it's so cool you did this using the curtain and hoop method. It's the ultimate DIY!
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