Screen Printer, Artist, World Changer. Which one are you? Maybe all three…
As a screen printer, there is a reasonably good chance that you may be an artist as well. Many people are attracted to the craft of screen printing because of its creative aspects. But did you ever stop and think that as a screen printer or graphic artist working in the screen printing business that you might also be a "world changer"? Yes–world changer.
When owners and managers of screen printing firms have a job opening in their art department, they often have difficulty finding qualified applicants.
Entry level graphic artists typically do not have the specific graphics art training that is required for screen printing.
Moreover, most experienced graphic artists have the creative talent for artwork design but lack the specific knowledge and/or training to produce and prepare art for production in a screen printing shop.
More often than not, a customer will supply you with artwork that depicts the image exactly as they want it to be printed on the shirt.
That is, a white (or other colored) image on a black background. Keep in mind that we are talking about strictly a one color (or grayscale photo) print on a black shirt.
To convert an image like this into a camera ready film positive is very easy.
What’s the best media for screen printers to use for creating film positives?
It comes down to a matter of cost, time, and availability.
There are a few other issues worth noting and we’ll discuss them here as well.
ASPA Staff and others