Intro to Screen Printing – What you need to know

Nice video tutorial covering the basics of screen printing using screen filler. While this doesn’t explain any advance techniques, it is a nice starter for anyone looking to learn the art of screen printing.

The video covers the simple technique of painting a negative image directly on the screen with a filler material which becomes impermeable when it dries. For the beginning screen printer, this can be a great way to learn the basic principles of silkscreening, without investing a lot of time and money into a full setup.

The supplies used in the video are pretty straight forward, and can be found at most craft stores. As for the paint, I would have to recommend a 50/50 mix of acrylic and fabric paints, or screen printing ink. This will produce a washable, long lasting print.

* Embroidery Hoop
* Nylon or Silk Screen
* Acrylic Clearcoat
* Paint
* Mod Podge Mat Glue
* Paint Brushes
* Scissors
* Pencils

What techniques do you guys use? What would you do different than the video? Post your comments!

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