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    Fresh ink, Rock & Roll!

    Hey everybody, I just finished printing this poster last night for an upcoming Mono show at Soundlab in Buffalo NY. Here's a photo with my toe in the picture for scale...
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    These were printed on 18"x24" sheets (100lb Exact Tag if you're a paper nerd). Two color, process magenta and black. My girlfriend helped hang and move the posters to the floor, a big help since I could just keep pulling screens. We printed 70 posters, here they are taking over my basement!
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    The attached image at the bottom was the original design. My screen printing craft is less than perfect but it's cool to see what random textures and fuzz you'll get by actually screen printing it. It's a really organic process.

    Comments and critiques welcome. I know screen printing isn't the common mode for a bunch of the stuff going around here, but I figured you all might be interested. And if you're in Buffalo or near by go see Mono on the 14th. They rock hard. http://bigorbitgallery.org/soundlab/upcoming.html

    Peace Everyone!

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    sick poster! i would want one for my room. do you think you could go through the proses of designing the screens and printing them out. i would love to try this out for my self.

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    I love screen printed poster art. The wolf and surrounding purple/pink 'flames' look fantastic.

    I too would love to see some progress shots etc.

    my sketches here... http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=92997

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    long live printmaking! very cool stuff

    minoring in printmaking but haven't done screen printing yet

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    The prints look so much better than the JPG... no offense tho

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    Thanks for the comments gents. It's great that you're interested in trying out screen printing too. It takes a bit of trial and error and some do-it-yourselfing to get started. Here are some of the resources I started with... Speedball has a good starter guide describing some basic methods and process. I've looked at some screen printing books before, but this pamphlet is comprehensive for being so small:

    http://www.unprofessional.net/screen...structions.pdf
    and the pdf is available here as an html page
    http://www.reuels.com/reuels/Silk_Sc...tructions.html

    I'm not a Speedball rep or anything, so there are other materials out there. A lot of screen printing pros use Ulano materials which I just haven't tried yet.

    adam278, SEVANS, here are some more process photos from my current studio: http://www.flickr.com/photos/butimaw...7594259617468/
    And this is another Rochester guy with some photos of the process: http://www.unprofessional.net/screen/index.html
    Sadly I don't have any pictures of myself pulling screens, but I can't take pictures and print at the same time! Here's the Altered Beast poster I was printing from the other pictures in the flickr set (I feel bad bumping this post without art in it, so forum guilt!):
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    If one of you wanted one of the Mono posters I can't really sell them (permission from the venue to make them, but not licensed as merch) but I have a few extra if somebody is super into it I could send you one for the shipping cost. Send me a pm or something, I'll have to cut it off after like 3 or 5 in case a lot of people want one. Don't get mad if I can't send you one.

    Justin, it's cool man, I agree with you. It's almost the mistakes inherent in the process that make it look cool. Computer output can be really cut and regular, so screen printing adds some welcome crunch to it.

    I have another poster coming up (hopefully first of many) and I'll make sure to post it around here. If anybody has a band or a cause that they want some sick posters made for, give a brother a shout! I can try to answer specific questions too, email or pm away. Peace!

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    More posters since last time. I had a pretty busy April... four posters in as many weeks.

    First be Monotonix for a|v space:
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    Brains exploding, eyeballs floating, good good things.
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    Prints on prints, I used my bad Mono prints as test sheets to get the screens loaded with ink. Brains exploding over glowing wolves was the result.

    Second up, Acid Mothers Temple for Soundlab. Behold the wizzard:
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    The dude is partly based off of front man Makoto Kawabata and accidentally me (it's what can happen if you try to draw a generic face, it looks like you since you know yours the best). More process:
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    He's spitting out these ghosts.
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    Third is Pit Er Pat for a|v space:
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    More explosions, this time a bears head. The rabbit and skunk are thrilled about this, rocking out.
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    Colors one and two hanging on the lines.

    Fourth and last for now, the Cinco de Mayo party poster for John's Tex Mex (my friend's restaurant). It recounts the historic battle La Puebla, Mexico (the origin of the tradition of Cinco de Mayo), retold through Mexican axolotls fighting off French octupuses. Beware the baguettes.
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    Shameless plug: I have some prints for sale if anybody is digging them, www.peterlazarski.com. That's it, peace!

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    so sick man, love the acid mothers one! thanks alot for the process shots and info.

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    These are super awsome for some super awsome bands. I love hand printed show posters.
    Ive been slowly collecting stuff to make my own home silkscreen studio. do you mind if i ask what you use for an exposure unit?

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    Nice work man, more power to ya.

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    Really nice stuff. You ever get to Nashville, you have to go through Hatch Show Prints.

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    K8bit - my dad and I built this beast for an exposure unit. I call it the tanning bed.


    It has 6 fluorescent fixtures in it, two hold regular fluorescent lamps and the other four have uv lamps installed (we figured 6 uv lamps would be overkill). It works pretty well, I just lay a big pane of lexan over the top. This was kind of a diy project gone mad... I saw Jay Ryan lecture and he showed pictures of his exposure unit. I think it was just a drywall box with two of these inside

    and a piece of glass from a table on top. He said his exposures took about 4 minutes and mine take about 7.5. I would have figured that uv lamps would work better for exposing, maybe so in an industrial unit but not mine. There are a lot of ways to go about it. I think I have rough plans somewhere for my exposure unit if you wanted to look at them. I'll dig up the exact type of lamps I'm using too, I have it written down somewhere...

    joe12south - Hatch is awesome, the guy that runs it (his name escapes me) came to RIT to give a lecture. He pretty cool. A friend of a friend of mine interned there too, I think she's working at Yeehaw! now.

    AdamDillabo, ab4185 - thanks for the comments and checking in!

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    RE: Hatch Show Prints. Jim Sherradin manages the shop ... he's the creative force. The CMA owns it now. I was involved with a program to digitally archive the work. Great folks.

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    Holy shit man, these are awesome

    I'de be happy to take any off your hands for you if your basement ever got too full!!!

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    Whoa, dude, I think you've channled Rick Griffen and had his astral love child

    Sweet stuff. Your design chops are outstanding.

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    Joe12south - Jim Sherradin, awesome! I'm glad you got involved there. When he came to RIT he showed some slides of some of the crazy overprint letterpress prints he was making at Hatch. Seeing those sort of inspired me to do my weird 'prints on prints' test runs at the beginning of each screen print.

    Eric Lofgren - Thanks! I'll look up Rick Griffen. Anybody that might sire an an astral love child is ok by me.

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    two new ones. The first one was for a blues charity benefit show for the homeless (hot blues for the homeless, to be exact.)
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    This one is for a show on June 21 at the Bug Jar in Rochester. Four bands in three sets, human/robot identity crises and folk rock. Can you ask for anything more?
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    As always, thanks for checking in. Peace!

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    Damn. I really gotta get a set-up going in my garage. You're having too much fun!

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    Aside from the tedium of cutting out and tiling together 18''x24'' positives from 8.5''x11'' sheets it is fun. That, and accidentally screwing up an exposure, judging a print color wrong, or ruining a screen of course! Those are the "GRR! SCREEN PRINTING!!!" moments. Ah, tender memories...

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    dood! solid solid work

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    oh my sweet jesus. I love your work.
    it is brilliant.
    screen printing is definatley my bag baby, and you are masterfull!
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    looks like I've been neglecting this thread... damn, been busy with real work I guess :| no complaints there if there's a roof on my head though.

    This was the last poster I came up with, it was for 2 shows in October. I missed seeing YIP YIP but MONOTONIX are amazing. I got to do a poster for them the last time they came in through Rochester (surprisingly frequent for a band from Israel, but what do I know.)
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    Seek them out! They inspired me to grow my now shaved mustache: Name:  stache.jpg
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    I'm hoping more printed matter will come after December. Until then...

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    Some amazing design and craftsmanship you´re showing here.

    Love the gradient in the acid mother temple poster, smooth...

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    I've seen your show posters! I periodically search "rochester" on this board, to see if I'm still the only one on this board from here.

    I know Dr.Hmbrgr too (who doesn't) and William B. Hand (also a member here, who I do not know) had work up at the Bug Jar like a month ago.

    We've probably seen each other there for craps sake! It's good to know someone else actually draws in this damn city.

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    really cool stuff. Really love cinco de mayo.
    But your moustache take the cake

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    hey im curently going to marchman TEC for printing and graphic arts in the hopes of one day running a buisnes like what your doing.
    i was lust wandering how difficult and costly it was to start up and if you have any tips?

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    ps
    your work is amasing!

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