Friday, February 12, 2010

Don’t Stop Believing

17 t-shirts made and sold? Check.

It's happening. Right now, our first orders of t-shirts are DONE and once we put the tags on them, they will be given to the people who bought them.
It's exciting really.
So after setting up the sweatshop (Mamie's garage) we got to work. We jammed to Jay-Z, Shakira and Phoenix, excited and happy that we were finally making the t-shirts. Now they're all hanging to dry and we are still jamming…

Now that we've got our first order done, we feel like we can conquer the world. Soon we'll be setting up a Pay Pal account to make the t-shirts available online.

1. Our supplies.

2. Centering print.
3. Applying ink.
4. Printing design.
5. Finished product!
6. Close-up.
7. Waiting for them to dry.

Check back with us soon to see new designs and how you can order online.

Alex, Mamie & Ale

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

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Alex, Mamie & Ale

Monday, February 8, 2010


After realizing we weren't the silk-screening pros we thought we were, we decided to consult a professional (our art teacher Ms. Synder). We came to her in a panic and she calmed us down and said "don't worry, bring everything tomorrow and we'll make it work."

And just like Tim Gunn, she made it work. She taught us how to put the emulsion on correctly (we had put too much), use a light table (we were using a light bulb), and how to wash the emulsion out (we used laundry detergent).

So finally, we got the print on! It looked great and we were really happy with it. Since then, we've designed a logo and gotten six orders! Our goal for this week is to actually print it on the shirts and give them to the people who ordered. We are also going to talk about new designs and advertising strategies.

1. Ms. Snyder teaching us how to properly apply the emulsion.
2. Burning the design onto the screen using a light table.
3. Washing away the emulsion.
4. Printing the design onto t-shirt material.
5. Success!

Alex, Mamie, & Ale