12 April 2012
Screen Printing Extravaganza
I spent the day today at the beautiful new Zea Mays Printmaking Studio and helped get it dirty by screen printing the currency I designed last month. My experience with screen printing is very limited, so I had no idea how much I'd be able to accomplish in one day. I had prepared enough paper to do about 45 sheets of each of the four "denominations," and I brought all four screens with me. It turned out that in the 7 hours I had available I was able to print two denominations. Way faster than woodblock!!
Here are some photos:
This is the "Earth" denomination. You can see that they're laid out to print six at a time. The back side is printed too.
This is the "Water" denomination.
Here are a few of the bills cut down to singles.
I'll be going back to the studio next week to print the other two denominations.