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Art Room: Your Bedroom

Note: This is an actual excerpt from the book! Every so often, we’ll leak out more book “snippets” for your reading pleasure.

Your artwork is where it all begins. The printed image will never look better than the original image you create. So if your artwork sucks, your printed image will also suck. This chapter covers standard materials for preparing your films by hand but focuses on general open and output from Illustrator and Photoshop.

Although these computer programs are crazy expensive, they’re the standard. If you happen to have access to them, you’ll have the knowledge to use them properly for screen printing after reading this chapter. Now let’s concentrate on creating proper film positives to hold your artwork and expose your screen.

Chapter 4 Snippet

Note: This is an actual excerpt from the book! Every so often, we’ll leak out more book “snippets” for your reading pleasure.

“As you progress you may want to build a more advanced printing press for flatstock. A vacuum table is nice because it eliminates the need for spray adhesive which has a tendancy to make the backside of your prints tacky. Tacky when stacked together means they’ll stick together.”

– from Chapter 4

Setting Up Shop: Your Apartment

Note: This is an actual excerpt from the book! Every so often, we’ll leak out more book “snippets” for your reading pleasure.

“Why pay rent for a separate facility when you can use the space you’re already paying rent at? In this introductory chapter we focus on filling up your living space with the necessary supplies to execute the screen printing process. You won’t be proficient the first time you print, but pay attention to everything you do each step of the way. Attention to detail will result in higher quality prints. For now, worry only about developing a routine and finding your process. And if you become the next Andy Warhol, don’t forget the little people.”

- from Chapter 1, SPOTC