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...
A tutorial on screen preparation for screen printing.
Transferring a image to silk for silk painting is easy. You can easily transfer any image or design with a few simple steps.
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.
How to clean up your screen printing screen.
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.
A tutorial on screen exposure (transferring your image to the screen) for screen printing.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Photocopy art transfers are created using high-contrast photos and acrylic medium. Make a photocopy transfer with this free arts and crafts video series.
Learn this batik technique using beeswax and dye.
Screen printing is a great way to show your creative side while increasing your shirt collection. Learn how to silk screen images on your own from a printmaking expert in this free instructional 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.
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...
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...
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.
Check out this instructional printmaking video that demonstrates how to clean up the screen after making a print. Now the ink used stays good forever (until heated), so go ahead and put it back in the ink container. Just scoop it up and squeegee it. It is a good idea to wear latex gloves. Follow the simple instructions outlined in this printmaking tutorial video to learn how to clean up after making a print screen.
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!
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.
This video walks you through the steps of how to do waterless lithography. Waterless lithography is a lithographic process that does not require heavy or expensive presses or too many toxic chemicals. It is based in the idea that water and silicone don't mix.
Check out this video to get a lesson in contact paper screen printing.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Watch this four part series to learn how to make a gelatin plate and print with it. Great printmaking lesson for beginners!
Artist Rochelle Toner demonstrates her techniques for working with copper plate etching. This is a great lesson in printmaking.
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!
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.
Silkscreening customized t-shirts can be really easy with self weeding or self cutting transfer paper. No need for a sticky mess, just heat press and peel. Learn how to print a t-shirt using self weeding or self cutting transfer paper by watching this video silkscreening tutorial.
Watch this video to see how woodblock printmaking is done.
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!