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maise
« on: April 08, 2005 09:16:05 PM »

my sister and i did a show a couple months ago in oakland that had a 'year of the cock' theme so we came up with a design and screenprinted some various shirts. here's how some of them turned out. sadly none sold. i found a photo of a rooster online and photoshopped it and added text. i have a screenprinting press in my garage and use my school's exposure unit and wash out booth for most of the cleaning and burning screens. thoughts and comments appreciated. thanks

light blue
http://www.blackenedangel.com/shop/catalog/images/yotc_ltblue_yxl.jpg

light grey
http://www.blackenedangel.com/shop/catalog/images/yotc_ltgrey_yxl.jpg

white
http://www.blackenedangel.com/shop/catalog/images/yotc_white_yxl.jpg
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river_roane
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2005 10:08:16 PM »

I like those! I'm surprised none of them sold. I'd think a "Year of the Cock" shirt would be fun.

If you don't mind me asking a few questions:
How did you Photoshop the picture to look like line art?
And where did you get your press? Was it very expensive or hard to use?
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maise
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2005 11:19:22 PM »

I like those! I'm surprised none of them sold. I'd think a "Year of the Cock" shirt would be fun.

If you don't mind me asking a few questions:
How did you Photoshop the picture to look like line art?
And where did you get your press? Was it very expensive or hard to use?

I had black in the foreground and white in the background, then I used the filter Sketch > Stamp. I messed around with the settings until I was happy with the outcome, then I hit OK. The filter usually leaves some excess black so I just clean it up either by erasing, or by painting over the spots until I'm happy with the look.

I bought a used press from some guys that couldn't figure out screenprinting. I took a class at school using a really nice and expensive 6 color, 6 station press setup, and I fell in love with screenprinting. My 6 color, 1 station press cost $2,000 and came with a flash dryer, exposure lamp, several buckets of ink, some emulsion, 4 aluminum screens, a bunch of squeegies and some spray adhesive. So far I've used it to screenprint a bunch of shirts (for humans and dogs), some shirts for a friends band, some scarves for another friends band and some stuff for myself. I still haven't mastered cleaning my screens at home, so I do that at school.

Hope that answers your questions and then some.
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river_roane
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2005 12:09:46 AM »

Thank you so much! I never knew before what that "Stamp" filter did. I'm currently waiting for my Gocco press to arrive in the mail (That's all I can afford right now), so that technique should come in really handy.

That sounds like a very nice press. You said that none of the rooster shirts sold, but do you get to sell a lot of the stuff you make?
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lisascenic
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2005 08:20:26 PM »

Very cute shirts? 

And Oakland, huh?  I live in Oakland and work at the Berkeley Rep, where I paint their scenery.
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