Tuesday, December 29, 2009

print making is fun!

Judy Wise was curious to see the screen I used to make the Enchilada Sauce labels, so here it is. The screen material is stretched over a wood frame, then coated with photo emulsion, then dried. A transparency of the image is placed on the screen and put under a photo lamp. The photo emulsion hardens wherever it's exposed to light. Under the black areas of the transparency, the emulsion remains soft and can be washed away with a hose. The yellow in the photo is where the image washed away and ink can be pressed through. The green is the non-porous, hardened emulsion. The red is actually an ink stain from a previous print I had made using the same screen. I used an old car window washing squeegee to print the image onto sticker paper. The screen is attached to hinges for accuracy.


  1. Yesssss, and thank you. Seeing the screen makes it that much more real to me and the entire project just tickles me. You guys must have had so much fun with it.

  2. blasting out the non-hardened emulsion on a silk-screen is one of the most satisfying actions.

    and i just want to say this: capacity is a book that every artist should read. thank you. so much.