Can anyone recommend a good "bible" for screening that can answer a lot of common questions?
I have a training manual called Screenprinting today...the Basics. It is not focussed on t-shirts, but rather gives a solid grounding in basic production techniques, which can then be applied to any type of screenprinting usage. It was originally developed for use in our plant as a training manual for new employees, then expanded when I started conducting workshops and courses on screenprinting.
It is just over 100 pages, with colour and B&W plates, and takes the reader through illustrated chapters on Applications of the process, Preparing Art and Film, Screens and Stencils, Exposure, Inks and additives, Make Ready, Presses and how they work, Shop Safety. It also contains plans for a simple vacuum table and a t-shirt jig, plus articles on Solar Exposure, Stochastic/Index colour, History of Screenprinting, Ink Testing, Decal printing for textile printers, Split fountain printing, and a Print Documentation form for art printers.
To find out more, please visit my website at www.squeegeeville.com and click on print info. There is a FREE older version of the training course online which the book is based on (no illustrations or photos), or information about the book and how to order.
One other option you might consider is to join SGIA (www.sgia.org) and then you will receive all their technical journals, which have articles on just about every aspect of screenprinting you could ever imagine.
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