5. PRINT IT
Now that you have some practice and a feel
for things, let’s print the laptop bag. Start with a
Since the bag is soft, we need to put something stiff
inside the bag to make the printing surface a little
harder. In this instance, I used my old cutting mat.
Put some masking tape down on the bag as a
guide to help line up your screen. The emulsion is
just slightly transparent, and you can see the tape
through it. Once it is into position, hold it down, glop
some paint, and make a nice swish of the squeegee.
Lift off the screen and take a look. Beautiful!
TIP: Do a few test runs so you can practice getting
good ink coverage and squeegee pressure. It’s good
practice to test your screen on some scraps of material
that are similar to what you want to put your design on.