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Use and Care of Thermofax Screens

by Susan Price and Elizabeth Gibson (PG Fiber2Art)

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PG Fiber2Art sells ready-made screens, most of which are from orginal photos they have taken, as well as offering custom screens from screen ready artwork, photographs, or designs. Visit their Etsy shop and their Facebook page for additional information, and learn more about the popular Thermofax screen printing class they teach at Artistic Artifacts!

The Thermofax screens designed and created by PG Fiber2Art can be used on fabric, paper (see below), or other mixed media surfaces: visit their blog for a How to Print with Thermofax Screens Tutorial! Use these screens with screen printing inks, textile paints or thickened dyes.

Beginning to tape a new Thermofax screenTaping Your Screens:

When you receive the screen, it will need to be duct taped on the edges before use. Visit the PG Fiber2Art blog for a complete tutorial on taping your Thermofax Screen, including step by step photographs. It is best to tape the screen and let it cure overnight, if you can wait that long!

Care of Screens:

Visit the PG Fiber2Art blog for complete details on cleaning and caring for your screens, but to sum up:

There are additonal tutorials on taping and printing on the Internet, including the following:

It is not necessary to use a plastic frame, but if you prefer taping to a frame, they are available at Welsh Products, Inc., which sell supplies and accessories for Thermal Screen Printing projects.

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