Dorothy’s hints & tips
Dorothy has put together some handy pointers to help you get your best screen printing
Always stick the screen to the side of the frame with the writing and slot it into the lid with the tape facing towards you so that the screen is flat against the paper when the lid is closed.
You can reuse the masking tape several times – just peel off carefully and stick on the edge of the table ready to pick up for the next time.
Wash the screens and frame in lukewarm soapy water and then rinse – hang screens over a plastic clothes airer to dry.
Keep any leftover mixed colours in small ziplock plastic bags – the ink will keep for a few days.
Use a heavyweight paper such as 300gsm watercolour paper to print onto so that the paper doesn’t buckle or warp.
Some of the inks have different consistencies – when printing onto acetate you might need to mix some of the colours, such as adding white to get a thicker ink.
Use damp J-cloths rather than kitchen towel to wipe the screens and frames. Clean the whole kit thoroughly when finished before the ink dries to keep it looking like new.
Start printing with your own Screen Sensation!