Photostencil Screenprint

Photostencil Screenprint


10:00 am - 4:00 pm



Wivenhoe Printshop
23/24 Wivenhoe Business Centre, Colchester, Essex, CO7 9DP

Event Type

Designed for anyone who wants to learn how to make photo-sensitive stencils for screen printing. The process is equally successful with hand-drawn line or photographic artwork.

The process will involve using the morning to prepare and coat an A3 printing screen with light-sensitive emulsion, allowing it to dry and then exposing it with a positive artwork under UV light to capture your image. We the use a simple spray hose to wash away the areas where the image will be, creating a tough stencil which can then be used to print multiple your image.

In the afternoon there will be time to print off multiple versions of your image and experiment with different coloured inks. You may also be able to create an additional screen using a simple paper stencil.

Photo-stencil screenprinting is probably the most versatile way to create and replicate printed images in small or medium quantities (a few to a few hundred) making it the medium of choice for printing tote-bags, tee-shirts, short-run posters, small banners and even large billboards. Screenprinting has also been a favourite medium for artists and designers who want to mix up images derived from photographs, drawings and collage.

This workshop will be of interest to artists, designers, makers and anyone interested in creating and reproducing printed images that make an impact. If this sounds like you but don’t yet know quite how to apply this process please email us. We may be able to set up a customised session for you to develop an idea or print out an image, poster etc which you an use… So call us now on 07757305327 and let’s talk screenprinting!

Some images showing the main stages of preparing a photostencil screen:


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