Pedal Screen Printing

Posted on June 15th, 2015

This weekend I finished off a couple of enclosures. I used a plastic thermofax screen to print designs onto pedal and I was really pleased with the results.
This type of screen is normally used for fabric printing, but I was impressed with the result. When printing on fabric an extender is often used to thin fabric inks and allow them to pass through the screens. I did experiments with fabric inks and acrylic paints and came to the conclusion that adding extender caused the ink to smear and bleed. Normally would be absorbed into the fabric. I found the using acrylic paints without any extender I was able to minimise the ink smearing.

The results of my thermofax screen printing