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Posted on Wed, 11 May 2005 at 0:03



I've been a graphic designer/illustrator for 10 years. I specialize in designing posters, stickers and t-shirts for musicians around the country. I want to start making screen prints of my artwork (especially my posters). Can anyone tell me the best and cheapest way to get started and maybe recommend a book that will help me.

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Anonymous says: A book can help those who understand the screen printing process. You could hire on to a screen printing shop ( Not textile) and work for a year or two to really understand the art of screen printing. If ...

A book can help those who understand the screen printing process.
You could hire on to a screen printing shop ( Not textile) and work for a year or two to really understand the art of screen printing.
If you don't want to put in the time, you could consider scanning your art and Digital print your artwork. This would be the most expensive process but takes little talent.

posted on: Sun, 05/22/2005 - 10:15am
Anonymous says: Ray's got a point. If you weren't a carpenter you could probably build a respectible Doll House for your kids but you would never attempt to build a real house. You can print posters and t-shirts with ...

Ray's got a point. If you weren't a carpenter you could probably build a respectible Doll House for your kids but you would never attempt to build a real house. You can print posters and t-shirts with little or no screen printing ability, or with that which you can pick up from a book (and there are several fairly good ones you can find right here at this website), but of what quality. There are many many factors that would seem small to the uninitiated but that long time screen printers know to be crucial to a succesfull outcome. Consider working with a local printer. Pick up some pointers from him and get a little idea of the nuances to the screen printing process. By all means pick up a book from this website or a similar one(don't try the local library unless you have a burning desire to know how they screen printed back in the late 50's early 60's). Check out E-bay and look at some of the equipment that's being sold right here at this website. If nothing else it might generate questions.

Good Luck
Rocky

posted on: Mon, 05/23/2005 - 7:46pm
Anonymous says: Do you have a web Site. I would like to have it if possible. Maybe I could turn some business your way Dave posted on: Wed, 06/01/2005 - 2:09pm

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