CMYK Adventure Print : Process

4-color process printing is something every printer drools about as they learn how to screen print. The general gist is you use Cyan Magenta Yellow K-black inks overlapping each other to create a full color image. Many years in the making, and after one complete fail attempt, we successfully created this 16×12″ 4-color process print of a photograph taken at Boston’s reflecting pool in the Back Bay. Below are some process shots taken during the creation of the print, which is available for purchase in the art print section of our store.

CMYK Love Print : Process

The past couple weeks have been the busiest weeks of our lives! The first batch of Man With the Iron Fists prints were completed in under a week – all 3000 prints worth. After laying down all those prints, we were itching to getting some of our own prints created for next week’s South Boston Open Studios. Without too much planning and in the spirit of experimenting, we created three new CMYK prints. Below are some process pics we took in the process of creating the first in the series, the CMYK Love Print:

We print hats now

Last month Alex from Dance Party Massacre approached us with a challenge: printing on hats. Full disclosure: we’ve never printed hats before. Screen printing on hats is something we’ve thought about plenty of times and probably talked about it twenty or thirty times, but never had anything to break that want vs. need ratio.

With a bit of research help from Alex, we decided to stray away from purchasing a press attachment for printing hats. There were a couple DIY folks who built their own hat presses, and there was no reason we couldn’t do the same. So on a hot summer afternoon Jay reversed engineered one of the DIY presses and we were really happy with the results. Photos below:

KeithZoo collab print & t-shirts

Boston illustration superstar KeithZoo hit AntiDesigns up last month to get some t-shirts printed up. He had this Space illustration he wanted on gold (guys) and aqua (girls) shirts. We gladly helped him out with that, and after perusing the studio he decided he wanted to put the print on wood as well for an upcoming show.

Keith took care of some background work and pre-print prep on the wooden boxes. Anti took care of the screen prints on the wood itself. Below are some process pics taken in the studio.

Whats For Lunch Yo! Collab

Young innovator Courtney Moy came through with a dope idea for some collaboration prints last month. She created a set of take-out style items for purchase at open studios, going the whole nine yards screen printing on pizza boxes (the sides too) with options like magnets, zines, t-shirts, and tank tops. AntiDesigns helped her print the tank top, which was a crazy pink / purple / blue natural blend, and a tight 3-color front, 3-color back hot sauce tee. Check the photos below and holler at Courtney to pickup your pizza box…

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