Forks & Corks is an annual food and wine tasting event benefiting Harvesters Community Food Network. We worked with Vahalla Studios to screenprint a set of limited-edition art posters to be auctioned off at the event. Screenprinting is a hands-on process, which elevates the design into a unique piece of artwork. Here’s a recap of our process.
We spent the morning on press at Vahalla Studios with Dan Padavic and his assistants.
Two films: one to create a screen for metallic blue ink and the other for the white ink screen.
The exposure. Think of it like developing film, but instead of 35 millimeters, it’s 18×24 inches.
A glimpse of his ink-mixing tabletop. We wanted to chop off the table legs & hang it on the wall as art.
One of many test prints. This one was our favorite.
Laying out the first layer to dry. The white ink was the easy part.
Dustin and Dan working on the second screen: the metallic navy.
Waiting for the ink to dry. This method actually worked pretty well!
After four pulls (altering the ink a bit each time), we finally hit the perfect color.
The final prints.
mMmm, loving that metallic detail!