This semester, our class took on the responsibility of silkscreening 300 covers of Why Poetry?, which we later began to bind by hand using a simple yet lengthy aligning, poking, and sewing technique. To print the book covers by hand, we returned to Meshwork Press like champions and wreaked havoc in a larger area than last time.
Haylee, founder and owner of the press, assisted us in learning a method of screenprinting called silkscreen printing. Silkscreen printing involves use of a custom-made stencil and a squeegee to pass ink onto a page and allows the transfer of multiple unique copies of a single image. The result of each trial is different in color, texture, and alignment.
We all had a lot of fun together and were able to successfully print a fair amount of book covers, all of which was different in its own way!
Find our class’s first experience at Meshwork Press here
“What Is Silkscreen Printing.” HarmstonArts, https://www.harmstonarts.com/the- process.html#/.
(blog post #10)