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Do-It-Yourself Screenprinting: How to Turn Your Home into a T-Shirt Factory
     

Do-It-Yourself Screenprinting: How to Turn Your Home into a T-Shirt Factory

by John Isaacson
 

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A fascinating graphic novel that details the art and science of screen printing. John Isaacson's clear line drawings demonstrate the whole process of creating and selling a silk screened t-shirt. His unique approach walks you through inception to printed t-shirts to working in a print shop to understanding line screens, to hawking your printed wares on the street!

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A fascinating graphic novel that details the art and science of screen printing. John Isaacson's clear line drawings demonstrate the whole process of creating and selling a silk screened t-shirt. His unique approach walks you through inception to printed t-shirts to working in a print shop to understanding line screens, to hawking your printed wares on the street! How to build a screen, burn an image, test how things are going, pull ink, wash out screens, know what screen mesh to use, and creative ideas. It's a true joy to see the exaggerated illustrations while learning such a useful and practical craft. How to turn your home into a t-shirt factory! Essential for people who don't know how to screen print or those a bit rusty.

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"Now, thanks to this wonderful comic book, I can make screen prints at home, too! It’s a bit more complicated, especially if you want more than one color, but John breaks down the process into easy-to-understand steps. He shares his experiences selling his work, moving out of his house and into mass-production and gives helpful hints to DIY printers along the way." - Xerography Dept

"Ever wanted to make your own t-shirts? Ever thought that it would be way too complicated and/or expensive to even try, so you gave up right away? This book will prove you wrong. It’s a step by step instruction guide for how to make your own shirts whether you have access to state-of-the-art materials or not, or even (potentially) if you don’t even have electricity." - Optical Sloth

"Like Scott McCloud's landmark books, this is a textbook written in comics form. Isaacson tells the story using an autobiographical approach, as if he's learning right along with his readers. His personality and enthusiasm for the subject comes through to add extra interest to all the instructions and details." - Midnight Fiction

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780977055746
Publisher:
Microcosm Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Series:
DIY Series
Edition description:
Second Edition,Second Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
906,604
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 8.63(h) x (d)

Meet the Author


John Isaacson has been screenprinting on t-shirts, paper, and tree bark for over ten years. He is also a cartoonist and musician living in Berkeley, California. He has lived in Ireland, Peru, Chile and China, and is currently at work making comics, t-shirts, and teaching an afterschool cartooning class.

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