Screenprint Your Own Valentine

Regardless of how romantic one feels about Valentine’s Day, a clever valentine is always a thrill to receive. Impress friends and coworkers with hand-printed valentines featuring your own design. Students each bring a one-color design that they would like to transform into a stack of greeting cards. Designs can be a black and white drawing, simple text, a .pds or .ai file, or found imagery. Screens will be pre-coated with photographic emulsion. Students will learn how to make their image “print ready”, expose a screen, mix a custom ink color, and register their image onto cards. Students print 20 unique valentines and are encouraged to swap cards with their classmates to bring home a DIY variety pack of cards.