Where We Were

Above all the noise of hilarious debate in the screen printing world, it is widely agreed that the earliest practices were introduced in China during the Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD) where hair was stretched across a wooden frame.

The name was derived from Silkscreen, as early screens were made from silk, nylon, polyester and even metal. It was patented by Englishman Samuel Simon in 1907, primarily as a way to create wallpaper.

In the 1930’s a group of artists coined the term “Serigraphy” to define the process, taking from the Latin “sericum” for silk and Greek, “graphien” for draw, or write. They would later be known as the National Serigraphic Society. Their work has been popularized by artists like Andy Warhol, particularly for his 1962 depiction of Marilyn Monroe.  He was quoted as saying “It was all so simple, quick and chancy. I was thrilled with it.”

Where We Are

Since the days of Warhol, screen printing has adapted to the digital age. Today, there are three main components; your design, the screen and the ink. Our creative department is here to help you finalize your design, which we then make into a stencil by burning each element into a different screen with our M&R equipment. Our technicians will then transfer the ink over each screen, squeegeeing your design onto your desired material.

We repeat the process, drying between layers before curing and testing your product.

Where We’re Going

Studio One will continue to grow with the industry, updating our methods and practices, experimenting and iterating in our labs and with any future client with an idea they’d like to bring to life.

TRUSTED BY

Every project is client specific. No matter the size of your company or your order, we’re here to meet your custom needs. Here are a few clients with whom we’re proud to have worked.