Thanx. I do have one final question.. What excactely is acetate? I'm not too sure how to translate that into dutch. My guess is that it is that milky-white transparent paper.. Am I correct? And a photocopier provides an image that is opaque enough? I will try that one. Anyway, if my tries are a succes I will upload my results. Thanks again. And your prints are great
an acetate is a clear plastic sheet. they are available in common printer and photocopier sizes. photocopy usually gives a good result. the only problem is when the toner is too low, it affects opacity.
This is great. How do you make your films? Do you print them or do make them by hand? If so, with what kind of material do you draw on the film/ transparent paper? I heard that permanent markers aren't lightproof enough in the screen making proces.. Can you help me out?
thanks. i print my films on acetate using a lo-res laser printer. that way i can use any type of image. paper is also fine but the exposition time is longer. i prefer to scan my drawings, add some contrast and print them back before putting them on the screen.
it's true, permanent makers aren't opaque enough to produce a solid shape on the screen. but it does make some cool textures. i already used black acrylic paint and spraypaint on acetate with a good result. an acrylic marker would probably work as well.
another way would be to photocopy your drawings. i like this method because it gives the ability to resize the image easily when needed. and those machines work will paper and acetate.
hope it helps... if there's anything else, don't hesitate to ask!