Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Friday 26th February - Free Stencil Screen Workshop

Come down and see us in action on Friday 26th of February for a Free Stencil Screen Demo & Try! Whether you're a third year student or a first year, a seasoned screen printer or a newbie, come give us a visit and see what we have to offer.

This will be the first of a series of workshops encouraging you join in and print!

Time 10:30 am, printroom Vis com dept, grey floor (opposite illustration studios)

Alternative Press Fair 2010.

howdy y'all.

abc @ biad were representin' at alternative press fair 2010. we had a jam packed colourful table to draw in the buyers, on a grey, wet day in london town (not that i knew, i was inside alllll day).

the view from my table (this was at the start of the day).

the place was heaving with exhibitors and punters.

view one (blurry).

view two (not blurry).

spot the poet?

but what was totally rad about the fair was that they had live screen printing taking place all day! and i even got to pull a print, and take it home.

here is shiny haired mark pavey of art is proof press, who were providing the live printing service, in action!

and their awesome table of wares.

and this is one of the unique posters.

that was the day in a nutshell.

the next event abc will be at is the 13th international contemporary artists' book fair in leeds.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Sunday, 31 January 2010

Our Manifesto - care of the Owl & the Llama

The Owl and the Llama went to sea
On a beautiful squeegee blade
They took some screens and plenty of paint
Wrapped up in paper, hand made
The Owl looked up to the print Gods above
And sang to a pallet knife
‘O lovely print! ‘O print my love
What a wonderful Print you are,
You are, you are!
What a wonderful print you are!

Llama said to the Owl, You talented fowl!
How radically sweet you print!
O let us be buddies! Too long we have studied:
But what shall we do for a mint?
They sailed away for a year and a day,
To the land where the Chiu Man grows
And there in a cupboard, a paint pot shuddered
With two hands at the end of his nose.
His nose,
His nose,
With two hands at the end of his nose.

‘Dear paint pot, are you willing to sell for one shilling
Your hands? Said the paint pot ‘I will’.
So they tore them away, and were buddies that day
By the Chiu Man who lives on the hill.
They dined on peas and pieces of cheese,
Which they ate with a spork spoon
And hand in hand, with the paint pot band,
They danced by the red light of the dark room
The room
The room

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

The Owl and The Llama printed some pretty posters!

Keep a look out for these beauts! All the info you need in order to get involved with the ABC Screen Printing Service.
2 colour print snazzy pink and jazzy orange.
Keep in mind that the next book fair is the 29th of Jan and its a great opportunity to sell your work, so lets get some printing done.
Llama Love

A1 Screen Printed Posters

An A1 3 colour poster we have printed 'Let It Grow', notice how the 4th colour (green) is created by overlap. ooo!
These posters were made using a 'cut out' method instead of computer printing on acetate. Gives them a rough 'hand made' quality, but does take some time in preparation.
I look forward to seeing all your poster designs and hopefully printing them.
Cheerio Daisy

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Single sheet books we've printed

a couple of eight fold double sided screen printed books

ABC Screen Print Service Open for Business

BIAD Artists’ Book Collective

are *offering a FREE screen print service

to Students & Staff of

Birmingham Institute of Art & Design

*Conditions apply:

  • we will only print if we consider the artwork to be saleable at Artist Book Fairs
  • You need to supply the paper
  • You get 25% of the prints, we keep 75%.
  • We supply the inks, emulsion, skills and labour – you just sit back and watch

How do you get your artwork print ready?

On the whole we like to work with our customers in person, consulting and preparing them for the steps that they need to take to get their artwork ready.

Don’t worry if you don’t understand anything about screen-printing, as we will introduce you to the processes that we are able to offer, and the options you have in getting your artwork ready - from colour separations to your choice of paper.

Please contact us to arrange a meet:

Size Maximum print size is aprox B2 (50x70cm)

Lines Hand drawn or computer-generated lines must be a minimum of .25 point.


We recommend that fonts (based on Helvetica) should be no smaller then 12pt.


If your artwork requires very accurate colours we need you to come down to help test your requirements, as colours do look different from monitor to monitor.


Please make your image as a Psd file. If your design is more then one colour, please separate the colours onto named layers.

Please make images the size you want printed and at 300dpi

How to send

You can deliver it straight to us on a memory stick, or you can email your artwork at

Paper Stock



We use Daler Rowney System 3 water based inks.


We do not charge you ANYTHING – YOU just have to supply THE PAPER. WE KEEP 75% of whatever is produced to recuperate costs and maintain print room essentials.

Your work with your name will then be promoted and sold at Book Fairs around the country - if you want to sell your 25%, we can do that for you too!