Tag Archives: Printing on Fabric

Printing on Fabric using Bubble Jet Set 2000

Bubble Jet Set 2000 is no longer available from George Weil Bubble Jet Set 2000 makes 100% cotton and silk fabrics suitable for inkjet printing. The fabric is soaked in the solution and when dry is ironed onto the shiny side of freezer paper, giving it support for feeding through an inkjet printer. Please note […]

Tornado Strikes Supplies

As customers we rarely consider from where our purchases originate. We choose a product from a website or take it off a shelf in a shop, we pay for it and enjoy it. George Weil buys Art Clay Silver clay from Japan and stocks and production were miraculously not affected by the disruption of the […]

Printing and Painting with Procion MX dyes and Acid dyes

Painting with dyes

Painting or printing fabric with dyes will leave the fabric with a softer handle than with paints. Painting with Fabric Paints Silk and fabric paints contain pigments that settle on the surface of the fibre from which the fabric is woven, along with a fixative to attach the particles. The basic paint is made from the […]

Screen Printing with Selectasine

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 fluorescent colours. The pigment is […]

Screen Printing using a Paper Stencil

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 […]

Halftone Printing on Textiles

Artists Water Colour 5ml Tubes

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 acetate […]

Screen Printing with Diazo Photo Emulsion

Daler Rowney Soft Pastels - Yellows

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 polyester […]

Selectasine Screen Printing Puff Binder

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 […]

Block Printing with Speedball Speedy Stamps

The Speedball Speedy Stamps are made from a high density rubber which can be easily carved to make unique stamps for a multitude of surfaces. The Speedy Blocks are a flexible and durable alternative to lino and do not crack, crumble or break. Their ability to bend abound shapes, such as glasses or plant pots, […]

Printing with Dyes and Paints

Thicken dyes for printing

Thicken paints or dyes using the following methods to create unique hand printed textiles. RESISTAD WATER-BASED GUTTA Resistad is a concentrated, viscous water-based medium which can be used as a gutta resist in silk painting, or as a printing paste for screen printing, block printing, and stamping. To use as a printing paste, start with […]

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