School Holiday Activities

This might be a bit simple for our readers but perhaps fun for the kids.

Silk-screen printing may sound exotic, but trust us: it’s inexpensive and kid-friendly, thanks to this technique. Here’s how to make T-shirts, totes, napkins, and more.

via Easy Screen Printing.

Want something to do with the kids this summer?

Screen Printing kidWe sell 2 kits that are ideal for use with children. They are listed here:

The Foundation So Easy Kit

The Wicked Printing Stuff Foundation So Easy Screen Printing Kit is ideal for the beginner looking to produce simple designs without the need to expose screens or use lots of chemicals. The kit includes the screen printing basics, perfect for those one off designs.

No chemicals required, so ideal for home use and with children friendly inks it is a perfect way to have some creative fun with the little ones. To make sure the print doesn’t wash away you can use an iron to cure the ink. There are full instructions provided.

The Foundation UU Kit

The Wicked Printing Stuff Foundation UU Kit is ideal for people wanting to produce simple designs without the need to expose screens or use lots of chemicals. The kit provides more stability when printing as it comes with a UU clamp which can be used with any standard table. Ideal for screen printing workshops. The kit includes the screen printing basics, perfect for those one off designs.

No chemicals required, so ideal for home or school use and with children friendly inks it is a perfect way to have some creative fun with children. To make sure the print doesn’t wash away you can use an iron to cure the ink. Again there are full instructions provided.

So have fun this summer holiday with screen printing for kids/

 

New silver ink allows screen printing of circuits without thermal curing

JAPAN-based Tanaka Holdings says it has developed a silver paste that allows circuits to be screen-printed and cured with ultraviolet light only.The UV700-SR1J does not require thermal curing to form conductive electronic circuits. According to Tanaka Holdings, the circuit can be screen printed on a base material using its silver paste, then cured by exposing it to UV light for around 10 seconds, which instantly hardens the printed film even at room temperature.

via New silver ink allows screen printing of circuits without thermal curing.

Pantone Guide

We sell the PANTONE GP1601 Plus Series Formula Guide Coated and Uncoated a must for any Studio or Designer looking to match colours.

How do I match paint to PANTONE Colors?

A local paint supplier or online paint vendor can help you to obtain paint colors that match either the Pantone Fashion, Home + Interiors colors or Pantone Matching System colors.

Pantone Matching System colors, which are produced with printing ink on paper, can be challenging to match in paints. If you bring a sample of a Pantone Matching System color, i.e., PANTONE 185 C for example, to a paint vendor and they try to measure the color, the light source used will penetrate the ink film and reflect from the substrate, which leads to inaccurate color matching. It is probably easiest to visually compare the sample to a paint chart under controlled lighting and choose the closest applicable color.

The Pantone Fashion, Home + Interiors paper-based products are produced with nitrocellulose coating on paper, which is the same process used to develop paint charts. If you have the Pantone Fashion, Home + Interiors Color Guide, or a sample chip from the Pantone Fashion, Home + Interiors Color Specifier, your paint vendor should be able to successfully computer-match the color with a high degree of accuracy.