For most of us in this biz our relationship with our printer is usually confined to email and an occasional phone conversation. Luckily, I don’t have to carry on a distant relationship as mine’s about a half hour away from home-base. As I exclaimed in a previous post, I’m lending a hand to his online presence and have also decided to devote some undivided time to help him out around the shop. Screen-printing is a clothing companies lifeblood and i’ve always been intrigued by the process so I figured I’d learn this art, yes ART!
I hope to have a direct hand in SP’s future prints as it’s kind of like a father-son connection or even cooler, Frankenstein and the mad scientist. Aside from my weird comparisons i had a nice time sweating it out in the FL heat while learning the ropes. There is a lot to the process and some of the things I learned today were cleaning the screens, applying the emulsion and actually aligning/ pressing the tees. Note to self: wear even shittier clothes and possibly a mask (those fumes are brutal). Here are some pics from the experience.
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Shouts to all the screenprinters out there hustling. You guys work hard as hell even jeopordizing your health in the process all so that we can do what we do!