John Lucero recently found the original screen from his first pro model on Madrid. It looks ready to pull! I’m surprised it’s to small but then again they could get away with it on those flat boards back then.
- Thanks to Jodie at Empty Pools for the tip.
Another video about screen printing skateboards. This one not so much about technique, but more about philosophy. Screaming Inc, (I thought they used to be Screaming Squeegees) are undeniably the kings of screenprinted skateboards. If you doubt me, just take a look at anything rolling out of Pocket Pistols. I pull a decent squeegee, but these guys make me feel inadequate to the point I’d consider interning even though I don’t make a living selling skateboards. Skilled artisans I tell you.
The last time I posted about Rekiem was in 2009. Not much has changed since then, they’re still screening the veneer before they press the boards, which is about a million times easier, but that doesn’t bother me in the slightest. Keep making videos about pressing and screening skateboards and I’ll keep posting them. Looks like they’re using a wood burner for the top graphic. That’s cool.
- Thanks to Matthijs for the tip.
I’ve never heard Zarosh talk, so at first I thought the voiceover was actually him, but it isn’t. This video is the best. All instructional videos should be like this, even though it isn’t very instructional. Still, I gleaned a few things after watching it. Looks like Zarosh is usining the exact same exposure unit (AKA grow light) that Cold War has. Skateboards by Platypus, and voiceover by Birdo. Screen printing is amazing.
- Thanks to Joey for the tip.
Four screens used for printing skateboards, stretched with 225 count nylon mesh at 10 Newtons. The screen in the picture was actually used to make the board on the left. These things cost $55 new, I am selling them for $30 a piece or four for $100. They are all in very good condition. I’m unloading them because I’ve moved to aluminum frames that have slightly different dimensions and these no longer fit in my drying racks.
Contact: info at coldwarskateboards dot com.
I got so excited that I had time to finish the last of the boards on Monday that I exposed the screen backwards, so I had to stick some risers in and mount it upside down.
I spent too much time last night editing Egbert’s photos from his road trip, and so there is no real content on S&A today.
I usually frown on taking care of personal business in public on this web site (I’m looking at you Neil!) but hey, it is my site after all, and I’m excited to be back in the business of screenprinting skateboards.
Zarosh Eggleston is busy building his own little skatopia called Cachagua Land on hill top in California. Helping to fund it along the way, hand screened Platipuss skateboards from the multitalented artist himself. I saw this DIY concrete extravaganza in a video before. I can’t recall what it was in though, maybe Strange Notes? Spend some time trolling around Platipuss (sic), there’s a lot of interesting goings on going on over there. Zarosh accepts donations for concrete.A big enough donation will net you a limited edition t-shirt or deck. Of course you can buy one one of the others outright too. Check out his screen rig up top. I’d love to pick his brain on that. That, and why he strayed from the traditional spelling of Platypus.
- Thanks to Eric Shea for the tip.
Sometimes I get depressed about all the petty bickering that goes on here concerning transition and street plazas, skateboard collecting, and whatever nonproductive mudslinging that surrounds a site with a name like Skate and Annoy. On other days I am pleasantly surprised with emails from people who have actually found the site useful and inspiring. Kyle Pratt of Team Nasty sent in some pictures after getting stoked by our DIY tutorial on screenprinting for skateboards. I’ve gotten quite a few responses from the articles, but rarely any pictures. Send in your pics if you actually follow any of our advice, and I’ll put them up. If you’re in the Morrisville, PA area, keep an eye out for these Team Nasty riders.