Squaring a Tshirt to a platen can slow a screen printer down. With this method, it becomes quick and accurate, allowing you to print at excellent speeds.
Learn this batik technique using beeswax and dye.
Make monotypes on a plate made of food grade gelatin. This how-to video shows how to pull an original print and a ghost print. It is fun easy and experimental. Watch this video printmaking tutorial and learn how to make a gelatin plate monotype prints using food-grade gelatin.
How to clean up your screen printing screen.
Food grade gelatin can be used as a printing surface. It is soft and malleable and allows for the transfer of shapes and great detail. You will need gelatin, water, a measuring spoon, a spoon, and a whisk. Watch this video printmaking tutorial and learn how to make a gelating plate.
This video demonstrates how to do image transfers. For this project, you will need the following: acid free card stock, stencils, transparency film, a gel medium, and a PC.
This video is a simple instructional video on how to apply foils to tee-shirts. Screen print your design first and apply the technique shown for excellent durability.
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.
This is silk screen production, the cheap and easy DIY way! In order to make this easy silkscreen for making cool T-shirt logos and designs, you'll need some acrylic paint, paintbrushes, cheap net curtain (patterned or plain), vinyl sign sheets, blackboard (or cork board), and some fabric paints to paint with. Also, you'll need a CraftROBO precision cutter. Soon, you'll have your very own screen-printed tee shirt, thanks to your very own homemade silkscreen.
Learn how to screen print/ silkscreen a tshirt without using an actual silkscreen. Have you ever wanted to paint your own shirt or silkscreen multiple prints? Now you can know how! Creating your own designs is a lot of fun.
Artist Rochelle Toner demonstrates her techniques for working with copper plate etching. This is a great lesson in printmaking.
Scared to start silkscreening because of the cost? Silkscreen print frames can actually be made at home, and can be used over and over again. Learn how to make a silk screen print frame at home by watching this video printmaking tutorial.
Josh Copp and Madeline Donahue show us how to build a light table from pine wood and plywood utilizing two fluorescent light fixtures as the light source inside the box. The frame of the box is fashioned out of two 1X8 planks cut into four pieces so that two sides are 30 inches and two sides are 22 3/8 inches. The base of the box is made of plywood or OSB and is 30X22 3/8. Once the pieces are cut and assembled using a pocket hole jig and wood screws, the inside of the box is painted with whit...
Using the DIY CD Platen and Nazdar 59000 Series Ink, you can print on CDs and DVDs with excellent registration and print quality. This is a simple demonstration on manually printing CDs with a 2 color design.
Jim Winter shows you how to make a great quality handprint for your records or for palm-reading purposes. Sometimes you can read palms better with a handprint because a handprint will capture a lot of fine lines that you can't easily see with your eyes. Watch this video to learn how to make a beautiful handprint!
Check out this video to get a lesson in contact paper screen printing.
In this tutorial, we learn how to remove gelatin from the pan. First, grab a butter knife and run along the edges of the pan slowly and accurately. Once you've done this, you will now be able to remove it from the pan. Place the gelatin softly under your hands and gently move your hands down to the bottom of the other side of the pan. Be careful not to create any cracks in the gelatin. Also, make sure you keep your hands wide so you are touching both sides and the full middle of the gelatin o...
How to set up and adjust a 4 color table top press for screen printing.
Learn how to make a silk screen for printing a t-shirt. Build a mesh silk screen with fabric & an embroidery hoop for low cost. This video provides detailed instruction and is incredibly easy to do at home.
This video, which was made at Peopleprint Community Media in Rochdale, teaches how to easily silk screen print a t-shirt in only four minutes! First, design the artwork to be used for the print, then print it on acetate. Next find a clean screen. Put some emulsion in a coating trough and slowly and steadily coat the screen in emulsion. Then dry the emulsion in a dark room and expose the screen to light. Next wash the screen with water and the artwork should become visible. Mask the exposed ar...
This video printmaking tutorial demonstrates the process of using heat transfer vinyl. From cutting to weeding to heating, watch this instructional video to learn how to heat press transfer with vinyl.
How to assemble and adjust a six color, two station table top screen printing press.
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 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.
Potato printing is a fun and easy way to make prints and stamps. You will need a potato, a knife, paints, paper, a pen, a paint brush, and an old plate. Watch this video printmaking tutorial and learn how to make a potato stamp. Start decorating!
This instructional video shows how to print your own t-shirt. The guys at Makezine.com & Etsy.com show you how to screen print on a t shirt. This is also called silk screening. This is another great weekend project by Make Magazine. Use any drawing you like, and make as many copies as you want (until the screen breaks that is). Watch this video tutorial and learn how to screen print your own t-shirts.
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.
A tutorial on screen exposure (transferring your image to the screen) for screen printing.
Crafting guru Lotta Jansdotter shows you how to create some artsy, hand-printed accessories in this step-by-step guide. There's no printing tools or skills required! Only some ink and… a potato! It's called potato printer.
Photocopy art transfers are created using high-contrast photos and acrylic medium. Make a photocopy transfer with this free arts and crafts video series.
Wood block prints are made with the relief printing process. Learn more about relief printing with wood and linoleum blocks in this free printing lesson from a printmaking instructor.
It's easy to screenprint. Draw a design, tape it to a t-shirt, and use regular household bleach to stain the fabric. Watch this video printmaking tutorial and learn how to design a t-shirt using simple supplies from around the house.
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.
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.
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.
Start screenprinting your own T-shirts at home! If you have the screen printing equipment, then you have practically all the things you need except the knowhow. So check out this video tutorial to learn how to start screen printing at home with Etsy.
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.
If you have ever screen printed, you most likely have been asked to print CDs. Here is a simple way to create a CD platen for under $15. This type of printing generally requires a vacuum frame, but not if you use the DIY CD Platen. It holds the CD in place extremely well and can be used to print more than one color. Print one color and let it dry completely before printing additional colors.
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 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.