Panik Designs creates hand screen printed textiles, below is a bit of insight into the process.
|1. First the print table is thoroughly cleaned, the fabric is then rolled out and cut to the desired length. The fabric is then stretched and stuck firmly to the table ensuring that it is perfectly parallel to the guide rail.||2. The repeat is then set-up by using the filmwork which is initially used to expose the design onto the screen. It is squared to the fabric and the repeat is set ensuring that the design does not run off the fabric at an angle when printed.|
|3. The screen is placed directly onto the fabric at the correct stops set up for printing the repeat. Ink is poured onto the screen and then pushed through the mesh and onto the fabric by passing a squidgee back and fourth across the screen.||4. Every second stop is printed to avoid smudging the wet ink. We retain as much ink as possible and the screen is cleaned by hosing it down in the wash-out bay.|
|5. Once the screen is dry and the previous prints are dry we can print every other stop of the repeat and complete the length of fabric.||6. When the print is dry we fix the ink to ensure it won't wash off and it is then rolled up and taken to the curtain makers for make-up.|
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