Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Akron and Family

Akron and Family are playing with Warpaint tonight at The Parish in Austin, Texas. This is for sure to be a show of hotness and chanting. The posters have been made and this sweet screen printed poster will be for sale tonight.

Let start with color one a green the means earth. This is the first color we printed down on fine french paper. These posters were printed all by hand with fine water base flat inks that have no gloss.

The next color we printed was that sweet purp and we used all 230 meshed screens to do these screen printed poster prints.

The next color we put down was a fat light blue making more goodness. Each color adds more the this poster.

Orange was the last color we printed on this poster before the outlines of black and we have the final sweet eye candy product for the show this night.

There are so many colors in these prints. This poster art was done all by hand by Michael Fuchs. First I started with a pencil drawing that was than transferred into photoshop and layers were created for the fills. All of the art was bought on by Akron and Family's music that is color to the ears and the eyes. So strap one of these posters to you wall and let the portals open up.

Friday, February 19, 2010

tegan and sara

Today's happenings: We are printing badass limited edition Tegan and Sara posters for their show next week at bass concert hall. Who doesn't love bike racks and balloons?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Misprint Beard posters

Yesterday and today we tackled 150 prints for Misprint magazine's 4th annual Beard and Moustache Competition. This year's hairyness will take place downtown at Mohawk on Red River.

Drinks and prizes for the fiercest Beards and Moustache's will include swag from Bird's Barber shop, yours truly, Alamo Drafthouse, and many more.

The poster itself was a seemingly simple 3 color design, beautifully designed by Misprint co-founder Bryan Kepleskey. He also designed the Fun Fun Fun Fest poster and shirt designs we so fondly remember churning out by the hundred last November.

The print went smoothly and the final product looked great. Thank the maker for inventing poster corners.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A Big week of printing

Under Pressure is gearing up this week with a release of poster prints to shirts for events around Austin Texas. Each screen print will be printed by hand with no robots at all.

The 1st job that we are tackling full force tomorrow is a 3-color poster for the 4th annual Beard and Moustache Contest being held at Mohawks at 9 p.m. on this Friday. This event should be pretty hairy fun and is brought to you by the wonderful magazine Misprint. For more info please vist . We will also be posting a play by play layering of this sweet poster.

We will also be posting another play by play poster print for the Tegan and Sara show that will be playing at the Bass Concert Hall in Austin on February, 26, 2010. This is sure to be a great show that is geting a lot of good reviews for this tour. This screen printed poster will be 4-colors and will make you think of the nice days spent by the bike rack.

We also have finshed a big marketing campaign that lasted only one day and was a big success. We put up a deal on that lasted only one day. On the web we got about over 1,300 hits in one day. We also manage to sell over 300 groupons to get people into the shop to test out the magic Under Pressure is about.

Before I jet remember that robots don't put TLC into there screen prints but at Under Pressure we print with our simply love that is human.

More to come in the A.M.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Appointment Application

For Appointments Please click the blog. Yes we have made appoints as easy as a click and will add to main website site for now click the side bar tab on the and we will add you. This is for the overflow of traffic we expect.

Workshop tonight spots are limited

Under Pressure will be hosting a full hands on work shop that will aim at taking humans through the complete process of screen printing. We will take you through the process of coating screens, producing a film output, developing your screen, printing with a screen, and how to recycle your screens.

The key printing process that we will be focusing on is water based screen printing. There has been some big advances in the industry. Water base ink still needs a little more TLC but the out come is better for the environment and final product. This is also a hands on work shop so you will leave with a custom shirt and the knowledge needed to start screen printing the world.

Knowledge is power and we hope that educating people about printing will spark minds and cause creations. At Under Pressure we love to educate the local Austin community about screen printing. So get your piece of knowledge today spots are limited. Work shop starts at 6pm in south austin at the shop. Call to get your spot.