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  1. #1

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    Default Lotus Gigposter Screen Printing Process Photos

    Here is the screen printing process for the latest Lotus show poster. All printing is done at Under Pressure in Austin, TX. Artwork is by Johnny Dimas.

    We begin with a yellow fill.



    Here is a shot of the yellow layer fill.



    For the next layer we print a purple fill.



    We add transparency to our purple paint mix so we can produce a darker color purple everywhere the yellow (layer 1) and purple (layer 2) overlap. This helps to add some depth to my image and to gain a new color without having to print an additional layer.





    Tomorrow we print the keyline layer. Here is a peak of our exposed screen.


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    The floors look too clean to be a print shop. Work on that.

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    Yes, entirely too clean for a print shop. I don't see any beer either. Don't tell me you printed those sober?!
    Looks good so far!
    Crap, I spilled my beer!

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    Hah, nice observations. The print space also serves as a store front for customers currently, so they do well to keep things neat. I will post pictures of the final layers next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnydimas View Post
    The print space also serves as a store front for customers currently, so they do well to keep things neat.
    nooo they must not seee the precioussssssss...... ;D

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    Here are some pictures documenting the screen printing process for the last layers of the Lotus Gigposter.

    The keyline layer was printed with black ink from TW Graphics.



    Here are some shots of the final print. The windows and stars also have a glow-in-the-dark pigment mixed in that looks pretty sweet in the dark. I wish my camera could get a decent shot of it glowing.





    Here is one shot of the keyline layer printed alone on cardstock.



    On this one we printed the keyline layer on top of the color fills from The Vaselines and Jeffrey Lewis poster.


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    nice print. a version with no text would make a great art print.

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    Here is a close-up of the detail of the color fills in the above print.



    Additionally, 25 of these prints have been hand deckled and splattered with hot magenta paint.




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