I didn’t have many photos of the process that took place in the dark room since we were terrified that the light from our phones would cause the light-sensitive emulsion to react. I would rather not take this risk and spoil the emulsion that I waited so long for!
I’m so excited that I finally had a chance to try out silkscreen printing first-hand! After hearing about it multiple times over the years, I’ve always wondered how silkscreen printing is actually like. Even though I did watch videos about it, I never fully grasp the concept until I went through the process myself.
The process of silkscreen printing drilled into my mind just how convenient our lives are right now. We can get a print almost instantly with our home printers nowadays. I’m glad and relieved that the tradition of silkscreen printing is still in use even in such a technologically advanced world today. Even though it is a tedious and meticulous process that requires much time, nothing can compare to the joy of seeing the designs come to life. It’s precisely because of the long process that makes the end-product so meaningful! It’s nice to know that every single silkscreen print is printed by hand and that each one is unique.