Slinging Ink – Lure Paper Goods

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I have another awesome #OrlandoMade experience to share with you! Last Friday Jack and I attended an awesome Yelp Event at Lure Paper Goods, downtown Orlando.

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We not only learned the process of screen printing, got to see the pro’s at work, but also got to screen print our own poster!  Lure Paper Goods creates and sells posters, notecards and journals, all hand-pulled and screen printed in house.
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Prior to coming to Lure, I had no clue what went into screen printing. We got to see how to burn a screen which you then coat with ink and use for printing and each color ink gets its own screen. The process of burning the screen was similar to developing an old time photograph – the screens are kept in a dark room until they are ready to be burned. After 4 minutes of processing in the light box, the screen is ready to be washed and the image appears!

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Screen before burning

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After the screen has been pressure washed – your image is visible!

The screen is then set upside down to dry and then you are ready to print! We all had the opportunity to ‘Slinging Ink’ as they call it at Lure! Let me tell you, this was not as easy as it looks! It takes quite a bit of strength to have the right amount of pressure to coat the poster completely in ink the first go-round.
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20150424_150926After all of our efforts creating these fun “Good Things Come To Those Who Hustle” Yelp exclusive posters, we enjoyed some delicious food and drinks!

Hot and cold appetizers were provided by Farm-Haus (Orlando’s home-made, hand-delivered daily meals) and some delicious Living Vitalitea Kombucha!

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The nights Menu included:
-Squash Blossom and Charred Corn Quesadillas with Avocado puree and pico de gallo
-Watermelon gazpacho topped with basil feta, pickled watermelon and toasted hazelnuts
-Open face banh mi with Vietnamese chicken salad, topped with pickeld daikon, carrot, and cucumber;
-and Gingerberry Kombucha!

I may or may not have had a second helping of the delicious Quesadilla! Everything I sampled was delicious and I am excited to learn more about the Kombucha; which is said to be great for your immune system, and gut!

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I love learning new things and exploring where I live! A HUGE thank you to Yelp, Lure, Farm-Haus and Kombucha for putting on such a great event!

Yours in Style,

Megan Signature GOLD

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