98 - 1/24/08
So in the time since my last post, day 100 has come and gone! I've enjoyed blogging (almost) daily so fear not, the updates will continue, though I probably won't try to keep track of the days anymore. Knowing that I have you blog readers to report to has been a good motivator to get stuff done.
I've been printing on the new screens and....screenprinting is hard. There are so many things that can go wrong in this process, from the designing on the computer, to the film making to the screen making to the ink mixing to the actual printing. Of course I wouldn't do it any other way but I've encountered challenges at every. single. step. of this process. But I'm stubborn and I'll keep at it until I'm an expert.
The screens look great but they're significantly bigger than my previous screen. As a result I'm having to get used to the pressure and amount of ink needed to print on these bigger screens. It's a learning process. I did get two smaller screens made and those are SO much easier to print with. I've come up with a bunch of gift tags and an idea for a card/envelope (yes, printed envelopes may be returning) set that have redeemed my faith in screenprinting. In the meantime I'll just keep printing on the bigger screens until I get it down.