How It's Done (Part 2)

While many people are familiar with silk screening as an abstract concept, the process of turning a digital image into silk screened wallpaper is admittedly mysterious- and amazing.  Here's an overview of the process.

First, we e-mail our digital files to the printing facilities.  The image is printed on special plastic paper, called film.  Then this crazy machine uses light to burn the film onto silk.

The silk screen allows paint to seep through to paper below only where the pattern should be. For a pattern such as our "Blackbird," there may be two screens.

Paint is poured and distributed evenly...

And finally, the screen is washed with high powered hoses.

And voila!