OK, hands up if you want to print your own T-shirts but can’t be bothered with all the equipment that silkscreening requires.
Jeebus, that’s a lot of hands. Well, we’ve found a way to mimic screenprinting that takes half the time and only requires some freezer paper and fabric paint.
It’s so easy you may find yourself printing photos on everything:
- Score some button-downs at the thrift store and print pictures of office supplies on them.
- Print silhouettes of your childhood pets on a canvas bag and carry your own menagerie with you.
- Take profile shots of your BFFs and print each silhouette portrait on a different shirt. Make your friends arm-wrestle for the privilege of being your shirt-of-the-day.
Let the printing obsession commence!
p.s. If you want to try your hand at genuine silkscreening, here’s a simplified version.
p.p.s. Amit will be at Photokina next week hunting down fun photo gear. If you’re there and want to meet up, drop him a line!