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Screen Printing: Screen Setup & Care

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Screen printing is a time-honored method of image production dating back hundreds of years. Both flexible and cost-effective, it has been successfully adapted to a variety of media for use in commercial, fine art, and pop-culture settings. Kilnformed glass also provides a great canvas for screen printing.

In this lesson, we'll focus on screen-printing studio practice. You'll learn how to select an appropriate screen, what chemicals you'll need, and how to use them safely. We'll also cover how to prepare your screens for first use, and some tips for set-up and printing. Finally, we'll consider post-printing cleanup, how to reclaim your screen for use with new imagery, and ways to keep your screens performing at their best.

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