Screen printing is a fantastic activity for school-aged kids – it helps them to develop their motor skills, expand on their lessons and have a lot of fun in the process. It’s a creative and safe process when using the right organic screen printing inks like Permaset’s water based products, so get stuck into these school projects!
Space Week is set to hit with a big bang from 4-10 October, celebrating everything about space exploration, travel and research throughout 86 countries. In 2017 the theme is ‘Exploring New
Worlds in Space’, so let’s discover some far-out ideas for designs including the use of our glow-in-the-dark screen printing ink.
Nerd out on spacecraft
Love spaceships, space stations and escape pods? You could design your own intergalactic spacecraft to screen print, honour NASA’s back catalogue of vehicular designs or sketch out your own floor plan of the Millennium Falcon. Extra points for glow-in-the-dark details.
Create designs around constellations
Stars are a rich source of inspiration for making prints with water based silkscreen ink. Print up a simple star pattern or recreate your favourite constellation on cotton textiles. You could even create a connect-the-dots design using glowing stars. The sky is literally the limit…
If you are searching for inspiration for your next screen printing project why not take a look at European folk art for something bright, bold and distinctive? Much of the traditional artwork from Austria, Poland, Russia, Hungary and throughout Scandinavia incorporates bold designs, symmetry and colour that lends itself perfectly to screen printing designs. Celebrate any European heritage and take a page out of the folk art style book by experimenting with these design basics.
Screen printing has been around for centuries, but that doesn’t mean modern technology can’t make the process even more effective and creative. These are our top 4 picks for apps in 2017 that can take your screen printing to the next level.
Have you spotted the perfect colour scheme for your next T-shirt design in a birthday cake or a plant, but don’t know how to identify the hues? You need Sip Colour on your phone. This free iPhone app allows you to select colours and colour schemes in one easy snap, then adjust hue, saturation and brightness for the perfect result. All you need to do next is convert the Hex codes to Pantone values and mix your Permaset Permatone inks for the perfect match.
Across the United Kingdom we are savouring the last few weeks of the warmer weather before we head into autumn, and there’s no better excuse to break open your brightest screen printing inks. Check out these summer-inspired screen printing projects while the weather is still great.