So recently our college organized for us to do a screenprinting workshop. I have done screenprinting at home before to print a couple of T-shirts for myself but it involved a large amount of time, energy and difficulty substituting all of the professional resources with my own. Think homemade light box for exposure, hair dryer for drying and shower head for cleaning. So needless to say this was on a whole other level. And it was AWESOME.
The resources here are excellent and the best thing about it is that now I can go back and use it if and when I ever have some free time.
One of the perks of arriving in London during London Design Week is all of the amazing talks, workshops and exhibitons on offer. I attended a Risograph printing Workshop at Ditto Press, London first and largest Risograph printer.
Risograph is a kind of stencil printer, a thermographic master for each colour in the artwork is created and is then wrapped around a drum. Ink is forced through the voids in the master. The paper runs flat through the machine while the drum rotates at high speed to print each image on the paper. One of the perks of using Risograph is that high quality fluoro inks can be used on rage of papers quickly and inexpensively.
Here are the results from the workshop. I spent so long sketching out the main type (green) that I had to rush the shadows and background (pink) but overall not a bad first effort.