Ready To Print

Text (in Dutch) Harmen Liemburg for Items 5/2011.

Linking analogue printing techniques to current digital tools, this publications replaces may outdated handbooks.

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October 15th, 2011
, Posted in Handbooks, Reviews

Paper for waterbased screenprinting

Printing large sizes with waterbased inks, the first concern is to find paper that can withstand the moisture in the inks, meaning it should dry flat so it can be printed multiple times without ruining previous layers.

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September 6th, 2011
, Posted in Paper

Over papier

Over papier (About paper)

Interview (in Dutch) through email by Esther Krop
Written (in Dutch) for De Monsterkamer, a blog about paper for designers and paperlovers.

May 1st, 2011
, Posted in Paper

Screenprinting Primer

DIY – ‘getto style’ – rock ‘n roll – energetic.

Very useful for people who want to set up a little screenprinting studio for themselves and build their own low cost equipment.

Order directly from the authors at Print Liberation.

December 20th, 2010
, Posted in Handbooks

Screenprinting Today

Best down to earth introduction to the technique of screenprinting and various aspects of the screenprinting industry available today. Recommended.

Order directly from the author at Squeegeeville.

December 15th, 2010
, Posted in Handbooks

Film Output

Michiel Schuurman at Cito Repro Centrum Amsterdam

Affordable film output options for screenprinting up to A0 size without montage in Amsterdam:

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September 6th, 2010
, Posted in Preparation

Screenprinting Links

Gig posters

Levant Art Supplies
Peter van Ginkel

Amsterdams Grafisch Atelier
Daglicht, Eindhoven
Kapitaal, Utrecht
Plaatsmaken, Arnhem
Mesh Print Club, Rotterdam
Grafische Werkplaats Den Haag
Grafisch Atelier Den Bosch
Werkplaats Raaf, Breda

Kees Maas Zeefdruk/Interbellum

Wyber Zeefdruk, Amsterdam
Krijger Zeefdruk, Amsterdam
PeterĀ Hendrikse Zeefdruk, De Meern
Spant Zeefdruk, Utrecht

September 6th, 2010
, Posted in Links

Unico Inks

Since 1997 I’ve been using Unico AQ waterbased screenprinting inks and additives like retarder (slowing down drying) and hardener (weatherproofing prints), made in Belgium.

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September 5th, 2010
, Posted in Inks & Chemicals

Film Preparation Tips

Technical tips for GRA students working with 120 T screens for paper and waterbased inks.

Minimum details
Smallest printable elements (lines, type, pixels in bitmapped images) should have – as a rule of thumb – a minimum of 0.5 mm in positive or negative. There will always be even smaller elements (i.e. the endparts of serifs in type), but if you stick to this size, you’re avoiding lots of trouble. Zoom in and check this!

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September 5th, 2010
, Posted in Preparation

Emulsion & Chemicals

Teaching how to apply emulsion smoothly during 2010 masterclass at AGA. Photography Joke Mestdagh.

Kees and me have been using Ulano TZ diazo emulsion for use with waterbased and plastisol inks sucessfully for years.

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September 4th, 2010
, Posted in Inks & Chemicals