Ink Kitchen: Sweet Music

Advice and secrets from the screen printing know-it-alls.

This year the Ink Kitchen and our sponsors, with a little help with our pals at Sam Adams, hosted the second-annual Nashville Honky Tonk Hoedown after the ISS Nashville show.

Here’s the official T-shirt we created. I designed this print with some sort of approximation of a vintage 1980s album cover in mind. It makes me think of “The Boss,” and I don’t mean Tony Danza.

As prints go, this one was fairly simple: a mix of standard and soft plastisol inks, 225–350 mesh, a light distressing added, and of course our signature 85 line halftone.

There are of course exceptions to the rule, but for the most part the great looking prints tend to be easy to print. – TD