Monday, October 26, 2009

Into the studio: Printing the Brooks Brothers suit


Brooks Screen 25" x 42"

Studio

Lovely collection of squeegees

Inking the screen

Ta da!


Red suit drying in the drying rack

Today I began work on my new edition of Brooks Brothers Suit silk screen prints.
I printed them in the wonderful studio run by the Contemporary Textile Co-op in the 401 Richmond building.
I'm producing a varied edition: some single pass prints in red, some in black and some in a combination 2 layer print in olive green + black. Tonight I completed the single pass red ink prints. I printed some on Maidstone 100% Rag paper and some on Kiraku Kozo paper from the Japanese Paper Place. (FYI They have a wonderful artist resource centre there and fantastic staff to help when selecting papers!)

2 comments:

Watchman01 said...

What kind of ink did you use for your print?

Alanna Cavanagh said...

Hi Watchman 01,

I use 3/4 Speedball ink mixed with 1/4 of retarder (to ensure that the screen doesn't dry while screening). If you can't find retarder glycerin also works.