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Screen Printing

  • Congratulations to Andrea Dawson for being chosen to receive the George Weil Graduation Prize for achieving the most accomplished work on her course. Andrea was presented with her prize of a £100.00 George Weil Gift Card during an award ceremony which launched the Cass Summer Show. You can visit the show, which features students' work, at London M

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  • Need something fun to do in the sun? Make the most of the bright sunshine to create detailed prints without a camera! Jacquard Solar Fast dyes are used to create photograms, continuous tone photographs, shadow prints, and ombrès on fabric and paper. They develop their colour and become permanent upon exposure to UV light, most easily sourced from

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  • The range of Speedball Fabric Screen Printing Inks and Speedball Permanent Acrylic Screen Printing Inks, plus screen printing mediums are all available to order from the Sceen Printing section of this website, along with the popular Diazo Photo Emulsion system. The Speedball Fabric Screen Printing Inks are for use on cotton, polyester, blends, line

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  • Selectasine binders are well established and highly proven for screen printing on fabric, paper, cardboard, wood and other surfaces. The printing system is simple, economic and flexible in use. When combined with the Selectasine pigments, the Selectasine binders produce a soft finish with outstanding fastness. Although designed for screen printing,

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  • There are a range of printing inks which have been developed specifically for printing on silk screens, including the Selectasine Screen Printing System. It is also possible to use commercial dyes combined with a thickener, making the consistency similar to syrup. Silk Screen printing with Fibre Reactive Procion MX dyes Fibre Reactive Procion MX dy

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  • Screen printing is the traditional method of printing images onto fabric and paper. It is possible to duplicate an image many times using a simple stencil placed on the silk screen. An ink colour is poured onto the screen to one side of the stencil and then dragged across the stencil using a squeegee. The ink is pushed through the fine mesh of the

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  • Inks made from the Selectasine Binders and Pigments provide excellent wash fastness on fabric. It is advisable to allow the ink to dry for at least 24 hours before fixing them with heat. When the print is dry, the screen inks will require fixing (fixing is also known as curing) before it can be washed or dry cleaned. This completes a chemical proce

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  • A popular method of making stencils for screen printing is to use the Diazo Photo Emulsion. The screen is prepared with the photo emulsion and a negative printed on acetate is placed on the screen before it is exposed to a bright light source (find out more about Diazo Photo Emulsion). Here is a useful excerpt about emulsion exposure from Ruth Brow

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  • A screen is coated with photo sensitive emulsion and allowed to dry. The stencil is made by placing a "film positive" (i.e. your design printed onto a transparency, or hand drawn onto draftfilm/polydraw using plumtree opaque) on the treated screen, which is then exposed to UV light. Where the light is blocked, which will be your design, the emulsio

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  • Continuing from our previous post about screen printing with Jacquard Discharge Paste, we now have Jacquard Screen Ink Discharge Additive available for screen printers. The additive helps to achieve bright, vibrant screened colours on dyed dark fabrics without laying down an undercoat of white ink. This means that layers of ink do not need to be bu

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  • Jacquard Discharge Paste has been formulated for removing areas of colour from natural dark coloured fabrics, and as it is less aggressive, the paste does not damage fabric in the same way as bleach. The reaction occurs when the paste has dried and is steam ironed on the highest setting for the fabric. The discharge paste will remove most colours a

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  • Selectasine The Selectasine screen printing system offers the screen printer a choice of binders and pigments to create various effects. The Metallic Binder MT has been formulated specifically to combine with our metallic powders. These extra fine metallic pigments are available in gold or silver. The particles are tiny enough to create a liquid me

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  • The Selectasine range of binders and pigments offer the textile artist a variety of options for screen printing and painting. Puff Binder This test shows how the Selectasine Puff Binder combined with Selectasine Pigment performs on finely woven cotton fabric. The pigment colour Fiery Red was combined with the puff binder at approximately 1 part pig

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  • Screen Filler The direct block-out or “Negative Method” of screen printing can be achieved by using Speedball Screen Filler. The screen filler blocks out the areas of the screen that you DO NOT want to print through. It is always a good idea to make sure your screen is completely clean before starting a new print. Use Mesh Prep Gel to degrease

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  • Halftone prints can be used to create stencils for screen printing (see our previous post Screen Printing with Diazo Photo Emulsion). Halftone is a reprographic technique which simulates greyscale imagery. It does this by using black dots in different sizes set at varying distances to each other. A halftone image can be printed onto a clear aceta

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  • The Diazo Photo Emulsion method of preparing a stencil for screen printing offers a wide range of possibilities. The technique makes it possible to print fine line drawings, hand and commercial lettering, and photographic half-tone positives. You can choose from the Zoico Coat WRV Diazo Photo or Speedball Diazo Photo Emulsion system. (See Right) A

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  • First prepare the screen by washing it with detergent and rinsing it to making sure it is thoroughly clean and soap free. Allow to dry. Use Masking Tape along the sides of the frame so that half the width of the tape overlaps onto the screen mesh and the other half runs the length of the screen. Do the same on the underneath. This will help to main

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  • The Selectasine screen printing products offer an economical alternative to ready-mixed screen printing inks. They are used by schools, colleges, professional screen printers, and textile artists. The screen printing system comprises a large selection of binders. These can be mixed with the concentrated ECO pigments which include a choice of fluore

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  • Screen printing allows you to duplicate an image many times using a stencil placed on a printing frame. The frame has a fine mesh fabric stretched across it. This allows the ink to penetrate through to the surface below. Ink will not pass through the areas where the stencil has been placed. The ink is dragged across the frame using a squeegee to en

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  • The manufacturers of the Selectasine screen printing binders have now sent us an explanation, and helpful user advice, for the replacement of Selectasine solvent based binder TS125 for the acrylic based binder SF20: 'Due to ever increasing environmental legislation and the impact of REACH regulations, we will no longer be able to supply the Binder

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