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Screen Print: New Kid in Town

Posted by Jake Saunders on Thu, Jan, 12, 2012 @ 12:01 PM

Without screen printing, we couldn’t do what we do here at Sharprint. There are lots of ways to produce an image on a shirt. There are digital options, there is a long history of using relief printing, I’ve even seen etchings printed on a shirt and of course I guess we could sit around painting on them, but nothing is more versatile, efficient or effective as the screen print.

I studied printmaking in college and would often see very old prints on paper made from etching, before that there was engraving, earlier than that there were woodcuts and way way back, there were rubbings. Screen printing is often seen as one of the (relatively) new print medias in printmaking circles. Screen printing in art and popular culture really didn’t take off until the 1960’s, but what is surprising is that it’s origins actually began much further back than any other print media.

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Topics: Jake Saunders, sharprint, art, screen print, etching, print making, printing, woodblock

T-shirt's Voice

Posted by Maureen Alfonso on Wed, Jan, 04, 2012 @ 11:01 AM

Jenny Holzer is one of the icons of Post-Modern art. Since the 1970s, Holzer has been working in an unconventional medium, text. If one wasn’t familiar with Post-Modern art, he/she could easily see one of her works and not recognize it as art. Her works take form on virtually every substrate imaginable, everything from marques to condoms and from projections on the facades of high rise buildings to simple printed books. One of her mediums she’s been known to employ over the years to proliferate her subversive messages is the tee shirt.

Holzer is most known for one liner-like statements that are meant to elicit debate internal or otherwise. These texts are generally presented in very simple sans serif font in simple colors (usually white on black or vice versa). They are almost always level, no dressing, and at their most indulgent, scroll across an LED screen or the like. Her tees are in this vein.

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Topics: Jake Saunders, t-shirts, sharprint, graphic tees, art, tees, tshirts

Welcome Sharprint's Newest Artist: Jake Saunders

Posted by Jake Saunders on Wed, Aug, 31, 2011 @ 08:08 AM

In order to be a great screen printing company, great artist are essential. Not all art files work in screen printing, making it extremely important to have skilled, professional artist dealing with all art files and creating proofs for clients.

We’re thrilled to introduce our newest production artist, Jake Saunders, to the Sharprint team.

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Topics: Jake Saunders, production artist, screen print art

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