Squeegees, printing for the long run

From the FESPA website

Squeegee wear will have an effect on the quality of the screen-printed product as well as the ink usage. There are cost implications from replacement of squeegees, increased ink consumption and rejection of printed product. This article details the development of a controlled accelerated wear procedure for squeegees and accurate measurement of wear using a microscope and image analysis techniques.

via Unitex Squeegees, printing for the long run.

Info portal for screen printers launched | PrintWeek

The German Print and Media Association (BVDM) presented its online reference guide http://www.screenprinting-technology.org  for the very first time at Fespa.


Online information resource for European screen printers

The dual-language (English and German) project consists of an extensive collection of technical screenprinting case studies, to promote the potential of commercial, industrial and textile screenprinting.

The cross-industry project is a collaboration between printers, BVDM, Deutschen Institut Druck (DID), equipment and media manufacturers and Stuttgart Media University.

The online platform is designed to be a free resource for the European screen printing industry and will accept application and technical case studies on an ongoing basis.

via Info portal for screen printers launched | PrintWeek.

Film4 Summer Screen launches – Entertainment Focus | Entertainment Focus

Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House © James BryantBack for a third year, Summer Screen Prints: the film poster exhibition curated with Print Club London, presents a series of contemporary screen-printed posters, inspired by this seasons films. You can visit the exhibition before the film begins and buy the limited-edition prints for £50 each.

via Film4 Summer Screen launches – Entertainment Focus | Entertainment Focus.

See Alastair Riley’s beautiful silkscreen prints in Ventnor

Steephill by Alastair RileySee Alastair Riley’s beautiful silkscreen prints in Ventnor

There’s a wonderful exhibition of silkscreen prints by local artist Alastair Riley at Ventnor Library at the moment, do pop along in opening hours to see it in person. from 5 May to 31 May.

via See Alastair Riley’s beautiful silkscreen prints in Ventnor.

3 Marketing Benefits of Custom T-Shirts for Businesses – Press Release Rocket

This article is by an American company but I sure our customers could use some of the marketing ideas to sell to their clients.


Custom shirts or apparel with the brand’s logo advertise and help promote the brand. “Custom printed t shirts for businesses are, in effect, walking advertisements,” explained Volcano Prints’ Chief Marketing Officer, Yan S. Huang, “You want to invest in your employees. You want to re-invest in your business. You want to also invest in your customers. What better way to do all three than to give your employees and customers custom shirts with your company’s brand on it?”

Branded t shirts promote company culture and organizational unity. Volcano Prints gave the analogy of team uniforms in sports. These custom branded pieces of apparel allow team members to wear the team’s brand identity with pride. This allows for the individuals on the team to operate, share goals and be perceived as a unit.

Branded shirts are conversation starters and can even help in recruiting talent. “From what our customers tell us, people generally comment and ask about their company when they wear branded clothing that we print for them,” said Volcano Prints representative, Marianne Dela Rosa.

via Volcano Prints Screen Printing CMO Reveals 3 Marketing Benefits of Custom T-Shirts for Businesses – Press Release Rocket.

Banksy Collection Achieves Higher Than Estimate With £459,074 At Bonhams

I had no idea Banksy did screen prints……and they are very valuable!

Banksy Collection Achieves Higher Than Estimate With £459,074 At Bonhams - ArtLyst Article image


The screen print and spray paint on card ‘Rude Copper’ (2002) sold for £32,500 ($49,381), and the screen print on paper ‘Laugh Now’ (2004) sold for £20,000 ($30,388). But one of the works sold at the other end of the spectrum; the screen print on paper ‘Silver Flag’ (2006) sold for a mere £3,500 ($5,317).

via Banksy Collection Achieves Higher Than Estimate With £459,074 At Bonhams.

Inspiration from India

With her husband already in the garment business, Preeti’s interest lay in traditional textile crafts, especially hand block prints. “If you’ve noticed, most ethnic wear today is screen printed. Craftsmen too have moved away from hand block printing and adopted screen printing since it is faster and for the wearer easy to maintain.”

via Reinventing Indian weaves – The Hindu.