On Screenprinting and Other Trials

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!

Post from Eulalia’s twitter page here

Find our class’s first experience at Meshwork Press here

Source:

“What Is Silkscreen Printing.” HarmstonArts, https://www.harmstonarts.com/the- process.html#/.

(blog post #10)

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