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24-02-2016
We recently spent the day at Ochre Print Studio, preparing and screen printing an intriguing poster as part of a stop motion video we’ve created for a software company called Hindsight.

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The illustrative poster and video is part of a wider project we are doing for Hindsight that also includes the redesign and copywriting of their new website. More on that next month. 

Screen printing is a technique Laurie knows and loves through his own print work at Laurie King Co. Take a look at some of the snapshots from the day and find out what screen printing is all about (hint: lots of patience, an eye for detail, perseverance and quite a few laughs along the way).

Step 1: Drawing the illustration with pen and paper. 
This took a steady hand over three hours and a lot of pre-planning and storyboarding. 
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Step 2: Developing the illustration 
Pink photo emulsion is applied to a silk mesh screen and hardened. The illustration and screen are placed together in a exposure unit which transfers the illustration onto the screen using light. The screen is then washed to reveal the image. 

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Step 3. Preparing the screenprinting bed. 
Once the paint and screen print emulsion have been mixed to create the ink, the screen is clamped and aligned on the print bed. As the screen is a silk mesh it has very tiny holes that the ink is squeezed through to reveal the illustration on the paper below. 

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And the finished result... (x 50)

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