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Royal by Colus

by Matt on January 19, 2014

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Colus has done it again. With his newest design “Royal”, a lovely lion will grace your chest in the classic Colus black and white boldness. Pre-order available now at colus.co. $24 and will ship in early February.

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live screen printing on brick lane

Juris from Screen Street got in touch to let us know about a cool project happening in London this weekend on Brick Lane, I could write it all out for you but their press release does more than a fine job of it:

Screen Street invites you to join for an exciting live screen-printing event! Very rarely do you get the opportunity to see a screen printer at work, but now’s your chance!

Not only will you be able to see with your very eyes exactly how the screen printing process works, but you’ll even be able to purchase your own special edition screen print t-shirt. We’ve teamed up with fabulous artist Yema Yema who has created three characters to choose from.

Each character is cute and quirky in their own right, so we’re sure that you’ll fall in love with one of them, if not all three! You can have either: Mr. Benji Time, Keep quiet, Rock and Yema Roll.

Since the screen-printing process takes less than 2 minutes, you’ll be able to wear your t-shirt straight away! How’s that for fast fashion!

At £15 a shirt it’s a great way to buy something truly unique, as they will only be available on this day. Alternatively, if you have a t-shirt of your own, maybe even one you’ve made yourself, we’ll be happy to screen print one of our characters on that for a reduced cost of £5.

It really will be a fun experience for everyone, bring your friends, and bring your family, even your Grandma! I’m sure she’ll love a Mr Benji t-shirt!
Come join us at: ?
Backyard Market, 146 Brick Lane, London, E1 6RU? | From 10am – 5pm on February 10th + 17th + 24th 2013

I like the idea, but is it really possible to screen print something and then wear it straight away? I was under the impression that there was a curing time that involved heat lamps and blowers and I presumed that process would take a bit longer than 2 minutes, these guys look like they know what they’re doing though so I don’t want to be too cynical, maybe give them 3 minutes to print the tee before complaining about how long it’s taking. Pity that I hadn’t known about this earlier since HYA was in London on the 10th, would have been cool to check out.

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Sleepy Dan : Regular Printing Crew

by Sleepy Dan on February 1, 2013

Two weeks ago a new Crew Sweatie was released with help from Regular Printing, so I wanted to share a behind the scenes look at their shop process.

Sleepy Dan Regular Printing Wake Up Behind the Scenes

Heather blue crew is a perfect color for a tonal printing, so we mixed up a water based ink color to match the shirt, then got ready for the Regular Printing magic!

Sleepy Dan Regular Printing Wake Up Behind the Scenes

You wanna check out a short Video Of The Printing?

Sleepy Dan Regular Printing Wake Up Behind the Scenes

The studio is one of the cleanest I’ve seen and perfect for a master at work.

Sleepy Dan Regular Printing Wake Up Behind the Scenes

Scott and Shamsy are using a manual press so everything is hands on here!

Sleepy Dan Regular Printing Wake Up Behind the Scenes

Perfect placement and alignment is key when the sweatie is put on the pallet.

Sleepy Dan Regular Printing Wake Up Behind the Scenes

The water based ink is so soft compared to a plastisol print, that is why I use water based inks all the time… Especially for this super soft crew sweatshirt!

Sleepy Dan Regular Printing Wake Up Behind the Scenes

Each sweatie runs thru the dryer to cure the ink, then collected and folded up.

Sleepy Dan Regular Printing Wake Up Behind the Scenes

The limited run of 24 are complete, so extra ink is collected to clean the screens.

Sleepy Dan Regular Printing Wake Up Behind the Scenes

Then each sweatie gets a custom neck label sewn in by hand.

Sleepy Dan Regular Printing Wake Up Behind the Scenes

The little details like a embroidered sleeve applique make it perfect…

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diy screen prints kits


Screen printing is not an easy job, there’s no denying that, but even I have thought it would be pretty fun to print my own tees, and I’m a guy that already has more than 300 of them (and I’ve stopped accepting samples, they all go to the other bloggers now). It seems that Print Liberation have felt that attraction too, a few years back they released a book about DIY screen printing, and now they’ve gone a step further by launching diyprintshop.com, a site dedicated to helping your ideas printed and out in the world.

Imagine you’re new to the industry and want to get your feet wet in the world of printing, maybe doing a few tees for your friends, or printing some posters you’ve designed, a kit that has everything in it from a company that you know makes cool shirts (that were good quality, if my trip to their shop in Philly back in ’09 is a fair representation, if not particularly up to date) would be a pretty appealing situation. You give them $250, they send to a box with everything in it and you’d be good to go. Well, apart from the actual t-shirts, but I guess that wholesaling blank tees isn’t a business they want to get into.

What do you think guys, seems pretty cool to me, any printers out there want to drop in their 2 cents in the comments?

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Sleepy Dan : In And Out Of Sleep

by Sleepy Dan on January 16, 2013

Been a while since I shared a Behind The Design posting! So I’m excited to share this collaboration design I did with Dustin Cavazos for his In And Out Of Sleep album release party just before Christmas at Trees Dallas.

Sleepy Dan In And Out Of Sleep Dustin Cavazos Printed Threads Screen Print Process Behind The Design

I love working with typography so this layout started as a pencil sketch, then I played a little in Photoshop to get the details clean and contrasted. Then I vectored the layers and added some smaller shadow details…

Sleepy Dan In And Out Of Sleep Dustin Cavazos Printed Threads Screen Print Process Behind The Design

I wanted to keep this design as a single color print, so instead of using a solid color background for the type, I created a thin line underlay to create more detail depth to the type. With this level of detail, you need to use an amazing printer like Printed Threads!

Sleepy Dan In And Out Of Sleep Dustin Cavazos Printed Threads Screen Print Process Behind The Design

Petey and the team helped print the details perfectly. The team also loves to create silly videos for the product they love to print… Check It Out!

Sleepy Dan In And Out Of Sleep Dustin Cavazos Printed Threads Screen Print Process Behind The Design

Petey printed this design with a single color discharge gray, so the print is super soft and you can barely feel the print…

Sleepy Dan In And Out Of Sleep Dustin Cavazos Printed Threads Screen Print Process Behind The Design

The tonal black print is nice…

Sleepy Dan In And Out Of Sleep Dustin Cavazos Printed Threads Screen Print Process Behind The Design

I only printed 52 designs so when they are sold out they are gone forever!

Sleepy Dan In And Out Of Sleep Dustin Cavazos Printed Threads Screen Print Process Behind The Design

All the shirts have custom sewn labels from the Sleepy Dan studio.

Sleepy Dan In And Out Of Sleep Dustin Cavazos Printed Threads Screen Print Process Behind The Design

All the shirts were printed at the back neck with a collaboration design.

Sleepy Dan In And Out Of Sleep Dustin Cavazos Printed Threads Screen Print Process Behind The Design

Fans at the event loved them and I love working on collab designs! Keep in touch if you have a favorite collaboration shirt you wanna share…

 

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The Subculture of Screen Printers [Video]

by Andy on September 14, 2012


Frankie over at Rawtee shared this mini-documentary about the art of screen printing that I thought you guys would enjoy too.

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If you want to learn how to screen print from anyone, a company that makes really cool tees is a pretty good choice. I’ve never attempted screen printing, but I’d imagine that if I were going to give it a go then I’d need a fair amount of instruction, and my SpideyAndy-sense is telling me that Print Liberation team have the skills to make a pretty looking book.Costiness=$25 Link (Amazon Link)

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