Exercise 01.01: Clean and Dry


The goal of this exer­cise is to develop the proper tech­nique for prepar­ing a screen for printing.


The objec­tive of this exer­cise is to degrease, clean, rinse and dry a screen.

Background Reading

  • Mac­Dougall, Chap­ter 1, p 9–15
  • Mac­Dougall, Chap­ter 3, p 31–45


A clean and dry screen is an essen­tial first step in cre­at­ing a print. The screen is a nec­es­sary part of the print­ing process. It is frag­ile and extreme care is needed to keep it in work­ing order.

Part One

Select the assigned screen and take it to the washout booth. Turn on the back­light and the water. Use the back­light to inspect for dam­age, dirt or grease.  Wet both sides of the screen with a gen­tle mist from the hose sprayer. Spray degreaser on both sides and gen­tly scrub. Rinse both sides with the sprayer, mak­ing sure all soap is removed and drains away from the edges. Squeegee any access water. Store in dry­ing rack until needed. Turn off light and water. Drain sprayer hose by press­ing handle.

Technical Specifications

  • None


  • The fol­low­ing rubric posted on D2L will deter­mine assign­ment score: Exer­cise 01.01: Clean and Dry
  • Skills must be observed by instruc­tor to receive credit.


Clean­ing, degreas­ing, drying


Assigned screen, degreaser, brush, washout booth, dry­ing rack


Wednes­day, Jan­u­ary 11, 2017. Exer­cise Given.

Wednes­day, Jan­u­ary 11, 2017. All Parts due and/or observed by instructor.