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  • Using Pearl Ex Metallic Pigments to Enhance Screen Prints

    Using Pearl Ex Metallic Pigments to Enhance Screen Prints

    Pearl Ex Powdered Pigments are metallic pigments that can be mixed into printing inks, acrylics, oils, encaustics and loads more. As printmakers we were keen to see how they could be used in various printmaking applications. We've tested them for relief printing and had some love. . .
  • Meet The Maker: Lorenzo Davitti

    Meet The Maker: Lorenzo Davitti

    Originally from Florence, Italy, I'm a printmaker and tutor now based in London for the past 10 years. I work mainly on abstract art, and I am especially interested in the possibilities that printmaking offers when experiment. . .
  • Meet The Maker: Lisa Stubbs

    Meet The Maker: Lisa Stubbs

    Hi, I'm a printmaker and illustrator living in the Holme Valley in Yorkshire, with a little print studio in the neighbo. . .
  • Meet The Maker - Angela Hall

    Meet The Maker - Angela Hall

    My name is Angela Hall, I’m an artist and silkscreen printer based in North Yorkshire, and I have been making and selling my limited-edition prints for the last 5 years from my studio, specialised print events and regional galleries. 

    My creative journey started with a degree in Graphic Design from Bath Academy of Art in the 1980’s, then progressed into working within the design and print industry, before a career change working within com. . . 

  • Meet The Maker: Duncan Tattersall

    Meet The Maker: Duncan Tattersall

    I’m an artist and maker from southern Scotland, designing and hand printing bespoke textiles for interiors. My work focuses on the relationship between pattern & place; all of my designs are inspired by a particular location and aim to interpret...

  • Choosing Printmaking Paper

    Choosing Printmaking Paper

    Choosing the paper for your printmaking project can have a significant impact on the way the print turns out. Changing the colour, thickness or tex. . . 

  • Glossary of Printmaking Terminology

    Glossary of Printmaking Terminology

    Scroll through the list below to find definitions and explanations of common printmaking terms: Acid-free – refers to papers that are made with an alkaline pulp, usually with calcium carbonate added. Acids contribute to the deterioration of paper and therefore of prints. Aisuki – a rounded, bevelled chisel tool used in Japanese Woodblock Printing, often …
  • Easy Christmas Cards Six Ways

    Easy Christmas Cards Six Ways

    We’ve had a lot of fun this week working on easy, quick and fun ways to print your own Christmas cards! We’ve come up with six simple ways for you to try. Take a look at our instructions below and have a go yourself.   Bah Humbug Lino Printed Card This two-layered lino card is quick, …
  • Screen Printing with Speedball Night Glo onto Fabric

    Screen Printing with Speedball Night Glo onto Fabric

    As Halloween fast approaches, it’s time to get those costumes ready. We think it’s a perfect opportunity to try out Speedball Night Glo Fabric Screen Printing Ink! Print glow in the dark Halloween messages, pictures, or even your kids’ spooky drawings onto their own costume...
  • On The Course: Creating Life Drawing Mono Screen Prints

    On The Course: Creating Life Drawing Mono Screen Prints

    I (Bridget) was lucky enough to take part on last years Life-Drawing Monoscreen Printing workshop with Tricia Johnson. During the course, we worked with a life model to create painterly screen prints using the mono screen method. We used acrylic based screen printing inks and painted dire. . .
  • Transferring a Linocut to Inkjet Film using Adigraf Water Soluble Ink

    Transferring a Linocut to Inkjet Film using Adigraf Water Soluble Ink

    We have recently discovered that you can expose a screen with artwork made by transferring a linocut to inkjet film using a water based ink. Often when we want to convert our relief prints to screen prints we need to use some kind of digital programming to make this possible. With this technique there are no computers involved. . .

  • Custom Screen Specifications and Artwork Guides

    Custom Screen Specifications and Artwork Guides

    If you're thinking about ordering a custom screen with us, we need your artwork to the specifications laid out in this blog post. First, these are the technical specifications we require...

  • Mono Screen Printing Using a Guide

    Mono Screen Printing Using a Guide

    Mono screen printing is a great technique if you want to create beautiful painterly prints but achieve the flatness of a screen print. It allows you to incorporate multiple colours in one layer and play with brush strokes and. . .
  • Screen Printing a Repeat Pattern

    Screen Printing a Repeat Pattern

    Printing a length of your own designed fabric is so exciting but most of us do not have the luxury of a fabric registration table. So using a bit of logic we have come up with step by step guide to printing a repeat pattern on a length of fabric using an A4 screen. You …
  • In the Studio 2022

    In the Studio 2022

    We have had the pleasure of hosting lots of new and exciting Fab Friday workshops and wonderful Guest Tutors in 2022, exploring a variety . . .
  • Using a Thermal Screen to Print Festive Wrapping

    Using a Thermal Screen to Print Festive Wrapping

    Printing your own bespoke wrapping paper or fabric can be very rewarding especially when the gift is for a loved one. This week we're printing our own. . .
  • Screen Printing with Permaset Puff Paste

    Screen Printing with Permaset Puff Paste

    Puff Paste is a great way to add a little something extra to your fabric prints! It adds depth and texture and is so much fun to use. In this project, we have exposed a screen and used it to print with Puff Paste onto a tote bag: Half-fill the coating trough with photo emulsion. … Continue reading "Screen Printing with Permaset Puff Paste"
  • Speedball Speed Screens for Easy Screen Printing at Home

    Speedball Speed Screens for Easy Screen Printing at Home

    Speedball’s Speed Screens are a great new way of exposing a design at home without the mess of Photo Emulsion. Speed Screens are light sensitive, pre-coated emulsion mesh sheets. This means they’re ideal for a home studio setup as you don’t need anywhere dark for a screen to dry. They come in packs of three …
  • Exposing a Screen using Speedball’s UV Light

    Exposing a Screen using Speedball’s UV Light

    Speedball’s new UV Light makes it so simple to expose screens at home. It has a fold-out bracket that can be mounted or hand held. Its small size makes it ideal for a home studio setting. For our project, we hung the might from a tripod, but you could hang it from the back of …
  • Screen Printing onto Furniture: How to Print a Table Top

    Screen Printing onto Furniture: How to Print a Table Top

    One of the best things about screen printing is that it allows you to print onto almost any flat surface! This week, we have been using Speedball Acrylic Screen Printing Inks to print on this gorgeous 1960s coffee table. Here’s how to do it: You will need: A table top, side board or whatever piece …