This book gives a clear and complete picture of every aspect of press operation and silk screen technique -- from individually operated manual presses to modern automatic presses capable of turning out 2,000-3,000 impressions an hour -- and indicates its great versatility and range of applications. Extremely thorough in its coverage of the subject, this volume includes practically everything of importance known about the silk screen process.
After a brief historical account, which shows how screen process has become one of the most important of the graphic arts, the author provides detailed information on basic tools and equipment, stencil making and photo stencil methods, multicolor work, facts about paints, lacquers, and other compounds, and tips on matching colors and mixing the right colors for specific jobs.
There are chapters on printing of decalcomanias, characteristics of different surfaces, textile and wallpaper printing, appliqu materials, printing on cylindrical and unusual surfaces, silk screen as a fine art (serigraphy), die cutting and finishing, automation in the industry, and other topics. Completely serviceable to the commercial operator, the book also contains discussions of estimating procedures, relative costs and selling prices, and plant layout and shop management.
The various steps in the process are all illustrated by numerous photographs and drawings. Other illustrations show modern plants and machines, presses and other equipment, and examples of printing on containers, glassware, fabrics, etc. In addition to a brief bibliography of books and publications on the subject, there is a list of major manufacturers and dealers in screen process materials for convenient reference.
A fully practical manual, and for anyone working in the graphic arts, this book was written by an expert with over 25 years' experience in the field. As a man who has worked in every phase of silk screen work (from printing, paint mixing, layout, and lettering to managing, consulting, and teaching) and as the author of a number of other books on screen process, Mr. Biegeleisen is notably qualified to discuss all techniques, problems, and situations; in this book, he has produced the best and most authoritative guide to a rapidly growing field.
Here are three reusable 7 1/4" x 10 3/8" stencils for creating four different graceful floral border designs -- two wide borders and two narrow borders. Laser-cut on three sturdy plastic sheets for sharpest detail and greatest durability, these stencils offer consistent precision and will stand up to repeated use. Simple instructions make it easy to apply decorative floral accents of roses, lilies, tulips, and irises to walls, ceilings, furniture, fabrics, and other items and accessories.
Learn how simple hand printing techniques can transform your fabric into personalized designs with this easy fabric printing guide from talented textile designer Zeena Shah.
In this beautiful yet practical project book, Zeena shows you how to create contemporary textiles though 20 easy-to-master techniques, each accompanied by a simple sewing project to put your prints on display straight away.
Using easily accessible materials as diverse as vegetables, sponges, cardboard, rubber stamps, wood blocks, lino and simple silk screens, Zeena shows you how to create striking printed designs and then how to sew covetable items such as bags, table linen, cushions and pillows and more, to personalize your home interior with DIY style.
Debut book from rising star Zeena Shah, whose striking designer textiles have earned her numerous TV, event and press appearances and over 300,000 Pinterest followers.
Imagine turning the corner to find a message so sentimental it yanks at your heartstrings: I've always known it was you. Happening upon an unexpected affirmation like this can instantly improve your mood and linger in your mind. This book offers the power to make someone's day with 16 reusable stencils that are die-cut into optimistic and uplifting messages (Today is your day, Follow your bliss, You are perfect!) in an array of cool fonts. When used with paint, chalk, or markers, the sturdy card stock stencils can be wiped clean and reused multiple times. Stencilers can steathily spread the love, compliment a crush, cheer up friends, or bring smiles to the faces of complete strangers. The possibilities to surprise and inspire are infinite!
This collection of over 350 silhouettes and stencils boasts a wide range of styles and subjects: storybook characters, animal borders, galloping cowboys, and more. They're great for use in wall decorations or as spot illustrations for design projects. And since they are all Vector-based, the graphics can be enlarged, stretched, and customized in other ways without losing clarity. - 353 high-resolution, profiled color JPEG images for impeccable reproductions- 40 texture images
- Tutorials on scaling, twisting, repetition, patterns, colors, fills, layers, compound paths, and invaluable techniques
- Gallery section offering inspiring design ideas: JPEGs included for all Gallery graphics
The art and craft world is in love with the versatility, creativity and endless possibilities stencils provide. And right here is your all-access pass to learn how to create and use all types of stencils--from carefully cut Mylar to lace, leaves and other found objects. Using original, and even pre-made designs, you can create unique pillowcases, tote bags, business cards, portraits and more.
Create your own stencils from scratch:
- 14 stunning step-by-step demonstrations--from Day of the Dead messenger bags, to faux stone tile floor cloths, to full landscape paintings
- Exciting new products, techniques and special effects
- Expert tips--from which fabric paints to use for best results, to how to achieve crisp impressions with even the most delicate stencils
Japanese stencil design has a long history since 8th century, and has been used for armor, kimonos, costumes for Noh and other entertainments.
This book reproduces more than 300 stencil designs from the archive of Tabata family, created over 200-year span. This 'Elegance' volume consists of geometric and various other patterns. All these designs, which have withstood the test of time, are surely the source of inspiration for all the graphic and textile designers.
*****This book is written in Japanese traditional way and opens backwards*****