Screen Printing Makes A T Shirt

Students in the Screen Printing Classes have been learning all the steps it takes to make a screen printed t-shirt.  

The first step is Design.  The students sit down at a computer and actually design, in Illustrator, what they want on the shirt.

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The second step is to apply emulsion to the screen and then allow enough time to dry in the darkroom.

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At this time, the students print a positive of the design on the inkjet printer.  

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Next, the students align and tape the positive onto the screen and place in exposure unit for a preset time.

 

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The next step is to rinse out with water and allow to dry completely in the darkroom.

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After it is dry, the students tape off the exposed screen.

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Once it is taped, the students positions in frame of press, flood ink and screen the print.

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 Garments are then placed in dryer and checked for curing temperature.

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After the garments are printed, screens are reclaimed with a chemical process and placed in the darkroom to dry to be ready for the next job.

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After all of these steps are completed, the students have a finished product.

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