Printing a Limited Edition for Cognitive Media ” Where Good Ideas Come From ” Screen printed in 5 colour onto 100% cotton acid free handmade paper.

5 film positives to make 5 stencils one for each colour.

The yellow positive and a piece of five star stencil film in the vacuum frame the next step is close the frame and suck out the air to pull the positive and the film up tight together.

The exposure 3Kw UV light for 1.75 mins.

Put the exposed five star film in a tray of hydrogen peroxide for 1 min to harden.

Take the stencil film and wash with warm water to wash out the gelatin that had been protected from the UV light by the black parts of the film positive.

Partly washed out.

Fully washed out and chilled with cold water ready to be put onto a screen.

Wet stencil placed gently onto a screen which has had  cold water run down it.

The screen placed on a raised board where the stencil has the water blotted out with newsprint paper.

The sencil is aloud to dry.

Then the polyester backing film is peeled off leaving just the gelatin stuck into the screen mesh.

Fix the screen to the printing bench get the sheet to be printed register into the right position mask out around the stencil sort out the right sized squeegee.

Pour on some yellow ink and print.

Yellow prints on drying rack.

Light grey print.

Mid grey print.

Dark grey print.

Black stencil drying

Black run.

Finished job.

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3 Responses to Printing a Limited Edition for Cognitive Media ” Where Good Ideas Come From ” Screen printed in 5 colour onto 100% cotton acid free handmade paper.

  1. will massey says:

    that looks sweet with the deeper contrasts in the colours

  2. Oskar says:

    I would love to learn how to draw like this, do you have any tips for me to get started? Like, what’s the name of this art?

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