Our First Screen-Printing Course

We had our first Introduction to Screen Printing Course on Saturday the 25th of February! It went fabulously.We had a wide range of students for our first class! We had everyone from curious teenagers thinking about their high school art major, aspiring screen printers who are considering printing out of their bedrooms, and businessmen who wanted a wider understanding of the screen printing process. The course began at 10am, and it wrapped up at around 2pm. Everyone took full advantage of the

The Way of Wallpaper!

Publisher Textiles and Papers has made wallpaper for over a decade, full of beautiful patterns and colours. This is a blog giving you an idea of the different wallpaper patterns Publisher has, including new and iconic prints, and a short guide on how to apply and remove the wallpaper safely from your home.Our Wallpaper PrintsThe first ever wallpaper ever created at Publisher Textiles and Papers was the Ruby Rabbit. This was designed by Mark in 2004 for the opening of his brother’s bar of the

From Press to Print; A Dummy’s Guide to the Screen Printing Process

So, how does artwork go from paper to print? To kick off our technical blogging, here is a general overview of the printing process. Comment below with anything you would like us to examine in detail!To begin, we print our artwork onto film using black or red ink. We use these colours so the film is ready for the darkroom.Next, we prepare the screen by putting liquid photogenic emulsion onto a blank screen – multiple times. We then pop this wet emulsion covered screen into the drying box for 30

Indigenous Textile Residency

Recently we were privileged to have 5 artists and screen printers from 3 different remote Northern Territory indigenous communities with us for a week. Virgil from Injalak Arts, Kieren, Aaron and Gracie from Merrepen Arts and Deborah from Babbarra Arts. Joining them for their week at Publisher was Timothy Growcott, a freelance textile designer and printer who has been teaching in remote communities for several years and Marie Falcinella, the project coordinator, who made it all happen (and took