Screenprinting: The Complete Water-Based System

Screenprinting: The Complete Water-Based System

by Robert Adam
     
 

Screenprinting has never been so popular—and the water-based process is the best way to do it. This practical and inspirational resource book explains and describes methods and materials that replace traditional toxic screenprinting systems. It is the modern option: safer, healthier, and more environmentally friendly, as well as quick to learn and accessible…  See more details below

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Screenprinting has never been so popular—and the water-based process is the best way to do it. This practical and inspirational resource book explains and describes methods and materials that replace traditional toxic screenprinting systems. It is the modern option: safer, healthier, and more environmentally friendly, as well as quick to learn and accessible to all.With clear step-by-step instructions and over 250 illustrations—most in full color—this is the definitive guide to water-based screenprinting. Whether you wish to print using photo stencils, paper stencils, or screen filler stencils, with opaque, translucent, metallic, pearlescent, or iridescent paints, on delicate Japanese paper, handmade bark paper, fabric, metal, or PVC, renowned practitioners and art educators Robert Adam and Carol Robertson show you how to do it. The book covers every stage of the printing process and opens up new areas of creative possibilities, whether printing small editions or works for large-scale installations. From choosing which materials to use and how to use them, through setting up and equipping your own water-based screenprinting studio, to collating and presenting your finished prints, this comprehensive reference book—complete with glossary and list of international suppliers—is the only resource you will ever need. 265 illustrations, 228 in color.

Author Biography: Robert Adam and Carol Robertson worked for nine years at the renowned Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop. They now operate their own studio, Graal Press, and teach printmaking at Wimbledon School of Art.

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Library Journal
Acclaimed British screenprinters Adam and Robertson have written a comprehensive work in which they replace traditional, often toxic, materials with a water-based system. Screenprinting developed from the process of stenciling, an art form that goes back to cave painting. The authors cover the history of the form, how to choose materials and use them, and how to set up a screenprinting studio. Rounded out by a list of international suppliers and a glossary, this work is highly recommended for all collections. Watson-Guptill has added two volumes to its "Printmaking Handbook" series, which is aimed at the student or the practiced printmaker experimenting in new areas. Internationally known printmaker Croft offers a fine volume on the daunting art of stone lithography. He alludes to the 200-year-old history of the art and describes the preparation of lithography stones, the process of drawing on the stone, stone-etching and counter-etching, proofing, and printing. From there he advances to acrylic reversals and soap washes. The other new entry in this series is a unique book on using digital formats for fine-art printmaking. The authors work with programs like Windows Paint, AppleWorks, Pixel Paint Pro, and Corel Painter, all readily available in the United States and in Britain. Both entries in the series pack small volumes with an astonishing amount of information. Recommended. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780500511152
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
09/29/2003
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
9.18(w) x 10.14(h) x 1.07(d)

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