Tales from a Print Room – Screws in Screens

Below Javed is drilling into the aluminium screen frame, we do it 10cm from each edge all the way through.As you can see below, all drill holes will line up. Making for a better print on a one rail system, as the feet will hit in the same spot for each screen. As seen below, we use 1/4 inch roofing screws as their thread goes from top to bottom, because we need two bolts to lock it onto the frame.Below bolt has already been wound onto screwNext bolt to lock the screw onto frameWe draw a straight

TALES FROM A PRINT ROOM – GLUING TABLES

Today we are letting you in on how we glue our tables. This method we found works best for our own water-based inks and we have perfected this method for ourselves through lots of trial and error. A quick disclaimer; what works for us may not work for you or the inks you screen print with so be sure to test thoroughly first.Note: if you use particularly thin fabrics like silk; if the ink seeps through it can potentially pull the stick off of the table and onto the fabric. This has happened to us

Bruce Goold x Publisher

Bruce Goold is a highly respected and renowned Australian artist. His work covers a range of influences and interests and has asserted its own unmistakable influences on Australian contemporary art and design. Bruce is particularly famous for his amazing linocuts and as a print designer for Mambo clothing in the early 90s but his work has encompassed a wide range of mediums that are both innovative and imaginative and always has a high degree of technical skill and creativity. Famous for his

Publisher is hiring!

Things have been a bit quiet on the blog and newsletter front here at Publisher. With just me (Steph) looking after all the stuff that doesn’t involve making, somethings have been a bit neglected. Which I am really sorry about but I have a plan to fix it. The plan is pretty ingenious, hire someone new to help out with things in the shop and take over our social media accounts.We are looking for someone with a passion for fashion, excellent social media skills and experience working in a fashion

Darwin Art Fair

This year was my first year visiting DAAF and well, it left me a bit speechless. With 75 Art Centres selling their wares, talks, classes, demonstrations, workshops and more, the weekend is crammed so full of good stories and beautiful objects I barely know where to start!The best thing about the weekend was probably that we were able to finally meet Lyn, Martha and Eunice from Nagula Jarndu and Melanie from Hopevale Arts, 2 art centres where we knew everyone by name but not face. It was also

Tales from a Print Room – Stop Rulers & Stops

Stop Rulers and stops are for your registration of your repeat. Mark’s stop ruler was passed down to him from Mr Juan. Mr Juan was Mark’ Mr Miyagi! “Wax on, right hand. Wax off, left hand. Wax on, wax off. Breathe in through nose, out the mouth. Wax on, wax off” and a quick slap to the back of the head when he was wrong.Below we use a right angle rail made from steel. It is 40mm x 40mm x L (as long as your table). This is screwed to the edge of your printing table and it is what your screens

Tales From a Print Room – Printing Tables

Back in the glory days of the Australian fashion industry screen printing was big business. Every second garage had an Edmond Wilson T-shirt rig and Ken Done and Mambo were pumping out 1000s of metres of bright and beautiful fabric daily. These days however its a small niche industry with only a few meterage printers left and Edmond Wilson is long gone.While we might not be able to bring back the glory days of the 80’s, we here at Publisher can at least share out 30 years of printing experience

It’s Market season!!!

The count down to Christmas is on! Which means you will able to find us out and about a heap of markets!Here is the all important list of where you will be able to find us!!The Olive Tree MarketSaturday 18th 9am – 3pmCivic Park Newcastle(Selling Men’s and Women’s clothing and homewares)Sydney Vegan MarketSunday 19th November 9am – 4pmPortuguese Community Club100 Marrickville RoadMarrickville(Selling vegan themed tote bags and tea towels)Warehouse Clear Out SaleFriday 24th November 8am –

A lot has happened since we last caught up

It’s been a few months since the last blog post and my oh my has a lot happened since then! A new clothing collection, a proper photo shoot, indigenous textiles popping up all over the country and a pretty epic story about the magic that is the modern medical system. Strap in, there is a lot to tell and a kid with cancer is involved, but don’t worry, it all has a happy ending.So let’s start with the very scary, very personal story about having a kid with cancer….My step-son, Flynn has been in

Weekend Trading!

Due to popular request we will be opening the studio shop for two Saturdays in October!Saturday 14th 10am – 2pm&Saturday 21st 10am – 2pmFind us at:Unit 187 Moore StLeichhart NSW 2040We are located at the back of the complex, head down MacKenzie St (just off Moore St) and you’ll find us, our building has some impressive street art on the side, you can’t miss it!There is ample free parking on site and in the surrounding streets.Both the 470 from the city and the 370 from Coogee pass right by us,