The Screen - A boxlike frame over which a fine fabric mesh is stretched. The screen can be hinged to a flat printing surface.
The Squeegee - Generally a thick rubber scraper which pushes the ink through nylon or silkscreen mesh onto the paper below.
Screenprinting ink - Most commonly used for fine art prints are Naz-Dar 5500 oil based poster inks. The colors are vibrant and dry to a flat surface.
Block out stencils - Soft painterly effects can be created by painting liquid glue or commercial block out fluid directly onto the fabric to create a stencil.
Cut Film Stencils - Allows for sharp clean edges by cutting a prepared film material and fusing it to the screen fabric.
Photographic Stencils - The screen is coated with a light sensitive photographic gelatin. A film negative is placed in contact with the screen and exposed to light. The exposure to light causes the gelatin to harden wherever it is protected by dark areas of the film negative. After the exposure the soft unexposed gelatin can be washed away, leaving the hardened gelatin on the screen to serve as a stencil.
Tusche stencils - a greasy material called tusche is painted directly on the screen. After it dries, water base glue or block -out fluid is thinly spread across the screen. After the blockout dries, the tusche is cleaned out of the screen with mineral spirits, leaving a stencil behind.
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