Monday, October 18, 2010

Scouting for Crafty Screen Printing Products

Check out this sweet screen!

I just got back from Las Vegas, where I attended the SGIA (Specialty Graphics and Imaging Association) trade show which is mostly geared towards sign makers, screen printers, and specialty graphics and coatings manufacturers. I'm always looking for cool crossover technologies from other industries that I can apply to the crafting world so I can continue to provide my customers with innovative products. At present, I'm working on a screen printing project. Hopefully I'll be able to deliver a home-based system to all you crafters out there that's easier (and cheaper!) than the other screen printing set-ups on the market already.

practically an expert
The plan is to provide you with a screen printing system that eliminates the need for an exposure unit and I'm happy to say that while at SGIA I made several strides forward in being able to bring this product together. I hope to have it commercially available for the first time at CHA Summer, 2011.

Now, you paper crafters may be asking yourself, "Why would I want to screen print paper? Isn't that a fabric process?" Well, I'll tell you: Because it's the most convenient way to make truly customizable prints. You make a screen from an image created on your computer (this can include clip art for those of us who are artistically challenged), and then you have the ability to print that image with both inks and adhesive (the gateway to all things shiny). This allows you to apply embossing powders, foils, flocking and glitter in any pattern you could ever imagine. No longer will you be confined by the limitations of your stamps and glue pens! With Stampee's new system, if you can print it, you can make a screen from it. And, oh, the world is yours to decorate.  :)

♥ Stacey

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait! Sounds very interesting. I'm always the first in line to try the new!