SILK SCREEN PRINTING
From time to time, a customer question creates one of those "aha" moments. Recently, a new customer wrote in to our Discussion Forum (www.graphicchemical.com) with a question about printing on black T-shirts. The color was just being sucked in to the shirt and losing any vibrancy that it might have had.
I know how to handle a situation like that in intaglio, litho or relief printing, but screen printing isn't my strongest suit. So I started looking through my notes, and - shazaam! - there was the answer big as life.
Speedball has introduced a new Opaque Fabric line that is designed to deal with that very problem. For the faint of heart, they have introduced an all inclusive Super Value Opaque Fabric Screen Printing Kit. I'd love to shorten that, but can you imagine the acronym ? The kit contains a 10 x 14" screen frame, three jars of ink in pearlescent colors (Silver, Raspberry, and Blue Topaz), Screen Filler, Drawing Fluid, Photo Emulsion, Sensitizer and Remover, a round brush, and, of course, an instruction booklet.
Each of these items is available separately and additional ink colors include:
Black Pearl, Pearly White, Amethyst, Sherbet, Emerald, Citrine and Gold. If you have any questions about this, please let us know.