A great Australian blog about screen printing with kids. All the equipment can be bought at Wicked Printing Stuff 🙂
For four thousand years after the invention of writing in Iraq, all writing was done by hand, a character at a time. When people needed a copy of a book, they had to pay a scribe to copy it out for them by hand. Of course this made books very expensive, and only the richest people could have them.
1. Produce One-of-a-kind Instances for your CD, Film and Video Game Collections
Getting empty cd purses and screen printing custom designed labels for the spinal column and putting quotes, logos or signs on the cover is a terrific means establishment your comprehensive collection in vogue. Photo emulsion sheets could be reduced into smaller sized items and strips making it very easy to ink the slim spine.
2. Customize Messenger Bags or Laptop Bags with Your very own Layouts
Make something unique for back to school. Instead of paying £40 quid for the exact same bag each else will have, acquire a canvas messenger bag and share your originality with screen printing. You can also tailor totes, grocery store bags and laptop computer sleeves.
3. Display Print on Glass.
Photo emulsion sheets could be coiled glass to evaluate print glass and even more. Put your layouts of glass, mirrors, candle holders and go glasses. You will certainly need an enamel paint as textile display printing ink will certainly not be irreversible.
4. Club and Group Shirts
You could make your own T Shirts for school tasks or sporting activities. An image emulsion display can be £10and t-shirts are affordable at your neighborhood department establishment.
5. Offer T- shirts for Institution Fundraisers
Cake Sales, sweet bars, concessions, institution are always fundraising, and consistently with meals. If trying to obtain rid of that last cake so they don’t have to take it house with them try elevating cash with T Shirts, when every person else. Once more, doing it on your own will save the cash it will certainly cost at the professional screen printers. You will certainly be able to offer them at costs people will assume is sensible.
Whether you are looking for an activity with the kids or a professional printer wanting to take advantage of the Christmas market, printing your own Christmas Cards is easy and fun.
For the hobbyist
Use one of our Foundation kits and for under £100 you would everything you need including the inks with simple instructions. The WPS Foundation So Easy Screen Printing Kit is ideal for the beginner looking to produce simple designs without the need to expose their screen. The kit includes the screen printing basics, perfect for those one off designs and for people testing whether screen printing is for them. For a guide to using this kit download it here You could also make unique Christmas presents for the family as well. Its a creative and fun thing to do, with no harsh chemicals and they can be printed anywhere.
For the intermediate screen printing user
If you already have a screen printing set up these inks are great to use or these both are suitable for printing on paper and both available in small quantities and lots of fabulous colours. They are solvent free and don’t need any chemicals to clean up. Can be used with children so a fun activity to do with them.
For the professional printer.
If you already have a carousel but fancy doing some Christmas cards on a more professional scale you could order a vacuum board: Vacuum Board Very easy and simple to use with most carousels and a hoover, it is a great piece of kit.. We have produced some excellent posters and cards with it. Useful when printing more than one colour to hold the paper in place.
There is a little video showing it in use and some pictures of some posters that were printed at an event using it.
If you want some design ideas Google “screen printed christmas cards” and there are hundreds of great images, I copied some of them above
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?
We sell 2 kits that are ideal for use with children. They are listed here:
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 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/