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Print Production: Day One

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 SETTING:

Setting the screen

SCREEN PRINTING MATERIALS REQUIRED: Squeezy, Inks, Tape, Spare Card sheets.

Materials needed for Screen Printing

CLAMPING THE SQUEEZY ONTO THE MACHINE:

Clamping the squeezy onto the machine

CHECKING REGISTRATION FOR ARTWORK:

Checking for perfect registration

CLEANING THE SCREEN: for the first application of yellow colour

Cleaning the screen

APPLICATION OF FIRST INK YELLOW onto the screen:

Appication of the first ink yellow on the screen

THE FIRST PRINT

Bharat bhai checking the first print

SAVING LEFT-OVER INK:

Sachin and Bharat bhai putting back left over ink.

DRYING THE PRINTS ON RACKS:

Prints drying on the racks

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