Printmaking with Danny – This week’s workshop is the one I was more curious about because I haven’t got any experience on it.
We have started the process of printmaking by cleaning other’s screens, which after, would then be ‘our’ own screen. It looks like we have started from the end but cleaning it first, make us create an affinity with the screen and really care about it so then we can work on it.
Cleaning Process – Using gloves, spread the Stencil Remover with a special sponge, leaving the product in the screen for about 5/7 min, keeping it wet and not letting it dry.
(The screen must always be in a vertical way, the only time the screen is in the horizontal way it is when ready to print.)
Rising down the chemical with water, using the blaster gun rinse it again both sides. When ready put the screen in the bottom drawer, drier room.
When dry, apply the light sensitive emotion, using, again, gloves, from bottom to the top, drying it in the drier room again.
When dry, you should have your image ready and prepared through Photoshop, using dots by Image – Mode – Bitmap, putting the screen, attached with the image in an appropriate machine, your screen should be ready in about 8/10 min. Then rinse it with water to take the chemical excess.
When dry, be ready to print 1000 x the same image in a really short period of time.