Firstly I constructed an A3 timber frame and stretched over a silkscreen mesh, stapling this formed a taut surface. I then painted the canvas with a photo-emulsion that hardens when exposed to ultraviolet light. The next step is to create a transparency of the design using a printer with black ink onto a sheet of transparent film. Once dry the transparency is then affixed onto the screen and positioned directly under a UV light source until cured. The paint under the transparent area of the transparency reacts and hardens, however the paint under the blacked out areas of the transparency remains uncured and can be washed off using a pressured water jet, leaving a template of the design on the screen. Next I had to patch up the design where imperfections had formed in the washing process, this involved painting over pinholes in the design where unwanted ink could pass through. The screen was then prepared for printing by taping up the sides with mask and affixed to the press-arm. A sample T-shirt could then be loaded onto the printing platen, the press-arm lowered and black ink spread across the screen using a squeegee. The T-shirt was then removed from the platen and was allowed to air dry before the design was heat cured.