Screen printing only takes a few simple tools: a squeegee, the screen frame, ink, and the t-shirt. Make a silkscreen out of anything you like. Watch this video screenprinting tutorial and learn how to silkscreen a t-shirt at home.
Stencils are an easy way to add to a basic t-shirt. Draw a design, cut it out, and get ready to paint. This video printmaking tutorial shows how to easily stencil a t-shirt. Follow along and make your own.
In this video, we learn how to digitally print on uncommon surfaces. First, you will want to apply the gloss evenly with a sponge brush. Use clear so that when it's printed you will almost be able to see through it. This will come out really crystal clear and look amazing. Take the top sheet off and set it aside to dry. Grab the underneath part and then cover this with the gloss as well. Doing this step beforehand will help the pre-coat look even better for when you are printing. Once you are...
This video will teach you how to transform a plain white t-shirt into a one-of-a-kind fashion statement. Show off your own personal style using an iron, a transfer, a hard surface, scissors, and a shirt or jacket of your choice. Make and use iron-on transfers.
In screen printing, Photoshop can be a powerful tool. If you have a jpg, tif, eps, or other type of file in which you can't alter, printing from Photoshop will give you too many separations. Here is a way to take a simple design in Photoshop and convert it to spot colors in order to print solid colors instead of mixing inks.
Check out this 1959 instructional film on how to manually set type on a letterpress. You can use these techniques to create posters, chapbooks, artist prints, and all kinds of D.I.Y. old school printing fun. All graphic designers and anyone working in the printing should check this out. The video demonstrates basic principles of typesetting and distribution. The film stresses the correct way of manipulating the type, spotting letters before they are chosen and the importance of following copy...
This is a detailed description of how-to transfer laser prints to cotton and other surfaces. Works like an iron-on, but without the cost or textile restrictions. Make solvent transfers from laser prints.
Watch this video to see how woodblock printmaking is done.
Relief printmaking involves specific printing techniques and tools to create wonderful and unique pieces of art. Learn how to start printing with this free instructional printmaking video series.
Print registration in relief printmaking ensures that multiple prints are lined up in the exact same way. Learn how to register your prints and wood blocks with this free instructional printmaking video series.
This video clearly demonstrates how to make and print a lino reduction print. Every step is explained and registration is discussed. This is a great lesson for beginning printmakers.
Drypoint is a printmaking technique of the intaglio family, in which an image is incised into a plate with a hard pointed needle. Then the print is made with ink and paper. Watch this video printmaking tutorial and learn how to make drypoint prints.
How to assemble and adjust a six color, two station table top screen printing press.
How to set up and adjust a 4 color table top press for screen printing.
Here is a thorough printmaking demonstration on using a silk screen to print. Learn how to print your own t-shirts. You must have a screen prepared.
Watch this four part series to learn how to make a gelatin plate and print with it. Great printmaking lesson for beginners!
Ever wonder how screen printed t-shirts are made professionally? This awesome tutorial takes you through the process, starting with the design on the transparency screen, to printing, to the press bed, then to dry. Make sure to listen for advice on how to keep your ink on your t-shirt by heat setting the t-shirt after you're done screen printing.
Relief printmaking uses carved wooden blocks to create intricate printed works of art. Learn the basics of relief printmaking with this free instructional printmaking video series.
Giclee art reproduction gives artists more options for selling their artwork. Learn how to prepare your images from a professional artist in this giclee art reproduction video series.
Henry Li from Blue Heron Arts shows how to carve a tiger design stamp onto a pottery seal for use with Chinese seal engraving. This technique shows how a pottery seal can be made without having to use a kiln. You will need a pen, pencil, marker, charcoal, knives, and soapstone. The first thing that needs to be done is to create a design. In this tutorial, Li uses a Hahn Dynasty tiger design, which must be flipped by using the computer. The charcoal is then used to duplicate the image onto the...
This great tutorial by BubzBeauty takes us through the step by step process of screen printing your own t-shirts. Materials you will need include Mod Podge glue to make a stencil of your tee design, fabric paint, thin permeable fabric (preferably Organza), a 12 inch embroidery hoop, and a sponge.
Check out this instructional printmaking video that demonstrates how to output your positive film using Adobe Photoshop. This video goes over how to do a one color image and then a two color image. Create a black image on a clear, white background. Learn a few tips when using a toner enhancer on your film. Output your positive film using Photoshop with this printmaking tutorial video.
This video silkscreening tutorial shows how to customize a necktie with sublimation ink and paper. Learn how to screeprint a necktie to create a unique piece of art, to wear as a tie!
In this how-to video, you will learn how to refresh old gelatin for print making. You will need old gelatin, a knife, spoon, blender, microwave oven, newsprint, and a pan to form gelatin in. Now, cut and blend a little of the old gelatin at a time with the knife and blender. Now, scoop the old gelatin out into a bowl and microwave for 1 to 3 minutes. It should become liquefied. Pour the bowl into a pan and leave it to harden over night. Skim off any bubbles. You can use this the next day. Thi...
Learn how to screen print/ silkscreen a tshirt using the method of stenciling. Have you ever wanted to paint your own shirt?
Check out this instructional printmaking video that demonstrates how to prepare a screen print. Even though they're brand new, they're contaminated by fingerprints, oil and greases that penetrate as mesh. So follow the simple step by step instructions in this printmaking tutorial to prepare your screen prints.
Giclee art reproduction gives artists more options for selling their artwork. Learn how to stretch canvas giclees from a professional artist in this giclee art reproduction video series.
This video shows how simple converting an image to vector graphics can be using Imagaro Z.
Watch this one minute printmaking demonstration to make a wood block for woodcut printing. First, transfer a laser inkjet print to a wood block. Then carve a relief image into the wood block. Next, ink and print on a Mini Halfwood Press using a chase device. With the right set up, woodcut printing is a fine art worth learning.
Relief printmaking can be done with a multitude of materials. Get great printing ideas with this free instructional printmaking video series.
Check out this interesting video to make photorealistic stencils for t-shirts, bags, and other accessories. This video documents how to make a Nikola Tesla shirt. With Adobe Photoshop, it is possible to simplify a found image into a graphic format perfect for stenciling. You can then print out the altered image into mylar or another water resistant paper. After carefully cutting out the stencil, place the mylar over an ironed t-shirt. Complete the stenciling process by dabbing paint into all ...
This video printmaking tutorial series shows how to easily print out screens and make the screen frames, as well as transfer them onto a t-shirt. Make silkscreened t-shirts for your business or band at home by watching this instructional video.
The folks at Spudnik Press show how to make a simple piece of art with a printing press. First, you paint your picture on a hard plastic surface, keeping in mind that in the print everything will be backwards. Second, you take a wet piece of paper and place it on top of your picture. Then you lay blankets over them and turn the wheel of the press. Roll the blankets back and a-da! You have a print copy of your drawing! This video was created by Fresh Cut Media for www.getfreshcut.com.
Stephen Loidolt demonstrates block printing techniques in this how-to video. These methods can be adapted for use on either cloth or paper. Follow along with the steps in this video printmaking tutorial and learn how to make your own custom crafts.
Be your own billboard! Color your quadrant portrait just like Warhol. Screenprinting is a staple of DIY culture as are our videos producers Bre Pettis and Etsy.com's Matt Stinchcomb.
Giclee art reproductions can be printed on high quality paper. Learn about the benefits of printing giclees on paper with this free giclee art reproduction video series.
How to silkscreen a t-shirt at home; get professional tips and advice on screen printing custom designs on shirts and other clothing items in this free silkscreening video.
Watch this printmaking tutorial video to learn how to do guerilla t-shirt silksscreening. You can print whatever you want on your shirts, but if you're a beginner, you should keep it to just two colors. Once you've watched this helpful how-to video, you'll be able to guerilla silk screen as many t-shirts as you want very easily. Guerilla silk screen t-shirts.
This is a great DIY method of printmaking. using an old scanner found in the trash. Learn how to do monotype printing.
Have you ever wanted to get into printmaking, but thought it was too hard? Gocco printing makes printing custom designs easy!