This week, myself and a small group of my co-workers got to take an all-day screen printing workshop at Zygote Press. I had never been to Zygote before and...it was awesome. I felt totally transported back to the KSU art building (ah yes, the beautiful dilapidated warehouse...fond memories).
I brought a couple images to print and ended up just printing a one-color silkscreen of my bow design.
It took a while to mix the perfect orange, but it came out awesome. Some of us had issues with the tub of white ink that we mixed our colors with, so some of our inks got a little fluffy and thick and we could only get about 8 prints out of it.
Here's the inside of the work room. Anthony is helping with the registration of Kelle's print (in the foreground).
Using your head comes in handy.
Kelle's 3-color print of Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty with squirt guns...she used a pink shimmer ink for Faye's. One of my favorite things about printing (any type) is the array of inks you can use. Neons, shimmer, metallic, opaque whites—it's really wide open. You can't get impact like that with digital printing. There were a lot of other awesome prints but only got a picture of these two.
It's not often we get out of the office to do something fun and free-form like this (for work!) so I'm really glad we went. And for anyone interested, Zygote has a ton of workshops and open studios with different rates available, so it's a great place to even just go and use their facility and tools. Now that I've been, I know I'll be going back and will be doing a little giveaway with the bow prints I have. Yay!