Screen-printing books by hand is more than a nostalgic occupation

Ruth Hallinan: ‘Every page in the book is a unique print.’Screen-printing books by hand could be seen as a nostalgic occupation. This intimate method of production requires a lot of time, personal commitment and care. In July last year I began screen-printing an anthology of poetry, prose and illustration after choosing work from 15 extremely talented writers, poets and illustrators.Some of the contributors who entrusted me with their work are already established in their fields, such as illustrator Fuchsia MacAree and poet Geraldine Mitchell. Others are just starting out. All of them were interested in committing their work to this hand-printed, hand-bound format.For many authors or artists, it’s an appealing idea: artwork is carefully pressed onto each page, hundreds of times, using a process that requires meticulous attention to detail. The printer must love the work as much as the person who first created it.

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▶ Wicked Printing Stuff – 2 colour print using Rutland EKO Inks – YouTube

Looking for a screen printing ink as good as plastisol but with clean ECO credentials. Then the Rutland EKO range could be what you are look for. Bright vibrant colours with plastisol curing characteristics and unlike waterbased inks no drying in the screens. Check out for further information.

via ▶ Wicked Printing Stuff – 2 colour print using Rutland EKO Inks – YouTube.

Magna Colours MagnaPrint Discharge ULF Range

We are so excited to launch this new ink for 2016. The only WATER BASED discharge ink with all these features.

  • Soil Association approved.
  • Doesn’t even need to be washed before use
  • Formaldehyde Free
  • Ready for use, just activate the ink before use
  • Made in the UK
  • Reduced carbon footprint
  • ECO friendly
  • Oeko tex class 1 and 2 approved.

Pretty amazing for a discharge ink! And look at the colour range, 13 different colours including super white. You can see why we are delighted to bring this ink to our customers

Magna Colours MagnaPrint Discharge ULF Range: NEW Range for 2016 – The patented MagnaPrint® Discharge ULF Ultra range of inks which are Formaldehyde Free and Soil Association Approved. The range is ready for use (RFU) and includes a high opacity white and a range of bright vibrant colours. The ink needs to be activated with 6% discharge powder prior to use, only activate what you need as the ink then has a shelf life of 4-5 hours.

Why is it called Silk Screen Printing? #tbt

There are various terms used for what is essentially the same technique. Traditionally the process was called screen printing or silkscreen printing because silk was used in the process prior to the invention of polyester mesh. Currently, synthetic threads are commonly used in the screen printing process. The most popular mesh in general use is made of polyester. There are special-use mesh materials of nylon and stainless steel available to the screen printer. There are also different types of mesh size which will determine the outcome and look of the finished design on the material.

What substrate can you print on?

It would be more fair to answer that with what substrate can’t you print on.

Did you know that the football for the world cup was screen printed?

We reckon we sell an ink that will print on almost anything, what is your challenging substrate?

We get lots of people who print onto skateboards / snowboards. You have met Rachel on the blog who prints on glass. Baby mats, swimming caps, lolly sticks, candles, estate agent boards… The list is endless… The great thing about screen printing is how versatile it is.