This post has been a long time coming. Some of you may remember that late last year, we made some OneTwenty shirts so that we could all match at the Perth Massive.
I wrote about our initial failure and then our eventual success in screen printing our own shirts. A big part of our success was getting the right equipment. It was fairly easy to buy a silk screen and fabric paint, but the real key was finding somewhere in Perth that stocked photo emulsion.
Now for some quick pictures and details. We picked up most of our supplies from Jacksons Drawing Supplies in Shafto Lane. Here’s a shot of the store front in case you go looking for it:
There is a photo of their fabric printing supplies shelf in this previous post. Their paint and screens were reasonably price, but they didn’t stock photo emulsion so we had to look elsewhere.
After much driving around and talking to various print suppliers, we ended up at Sericol at 209 Railway Road in Subiaco. They’re are more of a sell-to-business store than a sell-to-the-public store, so they only have a small display shelf and all items are kept out the back somewhere. Here’s a photo of the display shelf:
I circled the photo emulsion in yellow. It’s good stuff; pre-sensitized so there is no need to mix in sensitizer before using it. The container also contains quite a lot; I don’t see us buying any more for a long, long time.
Here’s a screenshot of the building so you know what to look for while driving down Railway Road:
Note: This post probably looks like an advertisement, but we really could not find anywhere else to buy photo emulsion. There may be places online, but we didn’t have time to wait for an order to arrive!
7 thoughts on “Screen printing supplies in Perth (for DIY shirts)”
You haven’t researched your material very well, I have found an excellent supplier of both waterbased inks and a range of different emulsions close to Perth City Centre called “Australian Screen Printing Supplies”. Their staff were excellent for advice and I could also get a new screen and squeegee rubber.
Perhaps you could include this information on your website with a photo of their friendly staff.
I can’t recommend them enough
Thanks for the tip Marie; the company you mention has a website which I didn’t come across when searching previously.
hey,…I’m in Townsville on the east coast, desperately looking for bulk emulsion…did you ever find a good supplier??? I don’t care where it is, long as its in Australia…
I haven’t really had occassion to look around after finding Sericol. I got one tub of emulsion and I don’t reckon I will need another one for… ever?
So I don’t really know any other suppliers (sorry!).
hello i would just like to ask do you print country flags on T-shirts, tank tops etc.
sandy dear, you have to oreder from gabba screen printers in brisbane you check their site out they do everything screenprinting..hope it helps ,,
Australian Screen Printing supplies in Perth, does have a website, however you cannot buy online on it. I ring them with an order, they are always very helpful and also offer a courier delivery service that is inexpensive and efficient. ASP’s emulsion for waterbased printing is Photocol and is excellent. I have been textile printing for over 30 years and found this to be the most successful emulsion I have used. It has a long shelf life and a great success rate even in sun exposure.
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