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Print Liberation: The Screen Printing Primerby Nick Paparone
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You Can Learn to Screen Print
Print Liberation will teach you how to screen print with readily available materials and easy instruction. Even if you're starting out in a scary basement or in the tiny bathroom in your cramped apartment with a $40 budget, Print Liberation will show you everything you need to know to get started. And if you're already in a rented studio with a few bucks to spend, this book can help you turn screen printing into your personal art or business.
Seriously, this is a completely comprehensive how-to guide. You'll start by learning the history of the craft accompanied by graphic illustrations. Then, step-by-step photographs walk you through the ins and outs of all the main screen-printing techniques, including printing on dimensional surfaces, such as walls and goats (although the latter is not recommended). You'll even find advice about how to turn screen printing into a money-making venture, either by selling your work through galleries or by offering your services locally to make posters, T-shirts and anything else people might need.
You can do it. Your imagination is your only limitation.
Book News Annotation:
This how-to guide on the basics of screen printing is designed for both beginners with limited budgets and artists with the resources to produce a genuinely exciting and professional presentation. Dillon, Paparone and Jenison, all experienced screen print artists, provide essential instruction into their art form by showing readers how to analyze print surfaces, perfect their craft and ultimately turn these skills into a marketable venture. Five ready-to-print images are supplied at the end of this book to allow novices to start printing immediately. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Print Liberation is a comprehensive DIY guide to screen printing for both novice crafters as well as experienced artists. The book begins by giving readers a brief history of screen-printing while outlining the basic principles of the process including the equipment and tools needed to get started. Step-by-step instructions accompanied by full-color photographs show readers the various methods for making great screen prints and tips on how to avoid screen-printing mistakes. Information about printing on various surfaces from wallpaper to t-shirts, cylinders and more gives readers a general understanding of the various applications for screen-printing and solid information on how to turn their screen prints into a personal art or business. Bonus sample images formatted for screen-printing are included for readers to use in their own screen prints.
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