Day 1: The YELLOW DAY
Having the positives ready, I handed it over to NID Print Labs for exposing the screens and the for printing the first color: yellow of the artwork. I want to specially thank Tarun and the entire team at N.I.D. Print Labs ( Shirish Bhai, Bharat Bhai, Patel Bhai, Sachin, Hardik, Sandeep) for the production to be possible and my first hand knowledge in screen printing. The entry of new printing machines into the print labs after ages was a true blessing and a continued effort of the graphic design faculty. As Tarun said, that its a blessing so use it responsibly.
Screen printing essentially involoves 4 simple steps:
1. Exposing the Screen.
2. Mounting the screen.
3. Checking for perfect registration.
4. Printing with the squeezy.
Following are images from Day 1:
SCREEN PRINTING MATERIALS REQUIRED: Squeezy, Inks, Tape, Spare Card sheets.
CLAMPING THE SQUEEZY ONTO THE MACHINE:
CHECKING REGISTRATION FOR ARTWORK:
CLEANING THE SCREEN: for the first application of yellow colour
APPLICATION OF FIRST INK YELLOW onto the screen:
THE FIRST PRINT
SAVING LEFT-OVER INK:
DRYING THE PRINTS ON RACKS: