PGFiber2Art

Original and Custom Thermofax Screens

Springfield, Virginia · 646 Sales

PGFiber2Art

Original and Custom Thermofax Screens

Springfield, Virginia 646 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(118)

Announcement   PG Fiber2Art welcomes you to the shop! We are a provider of thermofax screens, both custom screens from your images and ready-made screens from our own designs and photos. Thermofax screens are like silk screens except that the image on the screen is permanent and can be used over and over again on fabric, paper, or other mixed media surfaces. There is additional information in the item descriptions, and we are happy to answer any questions you might have prior to purchase. We love using these screens to create yardage, and in art quilts, scarves, and home decorating items such as pillows. We would love to feature your finished work on our Facebook page and blog!
Copyright statement: You are welcome to use our designs to create art for yourself or others, but we ask that you credit us for the design in any print materials that may accompany your work, and contact us if you wish to sell items using our images.

Announcement

Last updated on May 10, 2018

PG Fiber2Art welcomes you to the shop! We are a provider of thermofax screens, both custom screens from your images and ready-made screens from our own designs and photos. Thermofax screens are like silk screens except that the image on the screen is permanent and can be used over and over again on fabric, paper, or other mixed media surfaces. There is additional information in the item descriptions, and we are happy to answer any questions you might have prior to purchase. We love using these screens to create yardage, and in art quilts, scarves, and home decorating items such as pillows. We would love to feature your finished work on our Facebook page and blog!
Copyright statement: You are welcome to use our designs to create art for yourself or others, but we ask that you credit us for the design in any print materials that may accompany your work, and contact us if you wish to sell items using our images.

Susan Price

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(118)
Gillian

Gillian on Apr 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Ultra fast shipping and arrived in the UK less than a week after order and that included an bank holiday weekend. Great screen - got to get planning my next ones.

Rachel Derstine

Rachel Derstine on Mar 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful gingko leaves. Received it quickly!

Rachel Derstine

Rachel Derstine on Mar 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful screen. Makes a perfect background to set off the gingko leaves.

Victoria Maher

Victoria Maher on Jan 31, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Great screens!! Will order again!

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About

We love thermofax screen printing and want to share it with the world!

Our shop has been open since August of 2012. Our focus is on providing our own original designs which are based on photos we've taken, or drawings we've done. Additionally, we will make custom screens for you with your own copyright-free images. We also have some screen printed tote bags for sale, and hope to add more handmade, screen printed items in the future.

Shop members

  • Elizabeth Gibson

    Maker, Designer, Co-Owner

    Elizabeth has always enjoyed making things and after discovering a common interest in quilting and all things "surface design" with Sue, the two of us embarked on this journey into thermofax screen printing and selling our designs on Etsy.

  • Susan Price

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I've always been a "maker" - name just about any fiber handcraft, I've tried it! As an adult, quilting became my hobby of choice, which led to art quilting & surface design, which led to thermofax screen printing, so here I am, selling on Etsy!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 24, 2018
PG Fiber2Art welcomes you to the shop! We are a provider of thermofax screens, both custom screens from your images and ready-made screens from our own designs and photos. The screens can be used on fabric, paper, or other mixed media surfaces. Use with screen printing inks, textile paints or thickened dyes.

When you receive the screen, it will need to be duct taped on the edges before use. You can find a tutorial on taping on our blog at http://pgfiber2art.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_10.html. There is also a tutorial on How to Print at http://pgfiber2art.blogspot.com/2014/10/how-to-print-with-thermofax-screens.html.

There are more tutorials on taping and printing on the Internet. Here are a few:
Silkscreen with Thermofax by Maggie Weiss at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3dH5lStwhs
Taping a Thermofax Screen to a Frame by Lyric Kinard at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhPd721B2x4
Fiber on a Whim: How to Use a Thermofax Screen covers taping a screen and printing at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItM8AG98y8Q&feature=youtu.be
It is not necessary to use a plastic frame, but if you prefer taping to a frame, they are available at:
Welsh Products (DIY Print Supply) http://www.diyprintsupply.com/thermal-screen-supplies.aspx

Images for custom screens need to be high contrast black & white and printed on a copy machine or laser printer. You can send a printed copy of your image or a digital copy (preferred). If you have questions about creating the black & white copy of your image or even whether or not an image is suitable, please contact us. We are happy to help!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
We hope you will be happy with your purchase from PG Fiber2Art, however if there are any problems with your screen (ie. not a clean burn), please contact us so we can address the problem. We don't anticipate this will happen, but you never know. The screen(s) will be replaced by us at no cost to you if it does not print properly. There is no need to return the screen in question. We may also offer advice and tips to produce a better print from the screen. The screens will be packaged in a rigid envelope to ensure safe delivery but unfortunately we cannot refund purchases if postal damage occurs.
Payment
We accept credit card payment through Etsy and PayPal.

Virginia orders will be charged 6% sales tax.
Shipping
Shipping: Orders will be shipped by Saturday if received by Thursday of that week. Shipping for all orders will be in a flat rate priority envelope unless otherwise requested. Multiple screens will ship for 1 price. Shipping rates reflect current US Postal Service rates.
Additional policies and FAQs
We frequently receive questions about Thermofax screens from customers and students in classes. Go to this link to read our FAQs: https://pgfiber2art.blogspot.com/p/themofax-faqs.html. The ready-made screens we sell are for your personal use only. You are welcome to make items for yourself or to give as gifts, or share in any other way in which you will not profit from our designs (ie. postcard swap groups or quilts donated for charitable fund raising). If you wish to make items to sell, please order custom screens made from copyright free images or your own designs so the copyright is all yours! Thanks for understanding!
Privacy
Information We Collect
To fulfill your order, you must provide us with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to us), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide us with additional personal information for a custom order if you contact us directly.
Why We Need Your Information and How We Use It
We rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
• as needed to provide our services, such as when we use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
• when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for our mailing list;
• if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
• as necessary for the purpose of our legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving our services. We use your information to provide the services you requested and in our legitimate interest to improve our services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. We use your information as necessary to comply with our obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Information about our customers is important to our business. We share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
• Etsy. We share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you our services and comply with our obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
• Service providers. We engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to our shop, such as the US postal service for deliveries. We share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
• Business transfers. If we sell or merge our business, we may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
• Compliance with laws. We may collect, use, retain, and share your information if we have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce our agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of our customers, or others.
Data Retention
• We retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with our services and as described in our Privacy Policy. However, we may also be required to retain this information to comply with legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce agreements. We generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.
Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU
• We may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, we may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If we are deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, we rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Mail Chimp is Privacy Shield certified.
Your Rights
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. We describe these rights below:
• Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you by contacting us using the contact information below.
• Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict our use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where we are required to store data for legal reasons) we will generally delete your personal information upon request.
• Object. You can object to (i) our processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from us after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, we will delete your personal information unless we have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
• Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about our use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.
How to Contact Me
• For purposes of EU data protection law, we, Susan Price and Elizabeth Gibson, are the data controllers of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact Susan at pgfiber2artgmail.com, or you may mail me at: Susan Price 7414 Silver Pine Drive Springfield, VA 22153.

More information

Last updated on May 24, 2018
Frequently asked questions

Sizing details

What is the largest size of my image can be on a small, medium, and large screen?
Small size is a maximum of 3.5 x 4 inches
Medium size is a maximum of 5 x 7 inches
Large size is a maximum of 7 x 9 inches
Any dimensions that fall between these maximums falls under the next size up.

Custom and personalized orders

Can you burn me a screen if the image has grey areas? Or if the image is in color? Images need to be high contrast black and white. Grey areas do not burn. If the image is in color, it needs to be converted to black and white. We will do this for an additional fee of $5.00; add the Photoshop Adjustments item to your shopping cart.

Care instructions

What type of paint can I use? Use paints formulated for textiles, or add a textile medium to acrylic craft paints. These paints will give your finished product a softer “hand”; non-textile paints would leave fabrics stiff. Of course, the intended purpose of your item should also be taken into consideration. It is less critical in a piece of wall art that will not be worn or washed. Some types of paint we use include: ProFab (made by prochemicalanddye.com), Speedball Fabric Printing Inks, Jacquard paints, Versatex paints (both Jacquard and Versatex are available from DharmaTrading.com), Simply Screen made by Plaid, and SoSoft made by DecoArt.

Custom and personalized orders

How do I send my image to you? You may send your image as a jpg file to PGFiber2Art@gmail.com
Can I send you my image via mail instead of electronically? The short answer is yes, if you want to send images via postal mail we can work with them. The long answer is the reason we prefer digital images. In order for an image to work with the thermofax machine, it has to contain carbon. That means drawings must be done with either carbon pencil or pen. Alternatively, a digital image must be printed with a laser printer or copy machine because the toner contains carbon. So if you send drawings, unless they are done with carbon, we would scan them so they can be printed digitally with a laser printer in order to make the screen.

Custom and personalized orders

Do you do the photo adjustments for me? Yes, we have an option in the Etsy shop to do an adjustment for you for a fee.

Custom and personalized orders

Can I send you something that is copyrighted by someone else? No, images must be in the public domain or your own work (photos, drawings, etc), or images that you own the copyright to.

Care instructions

What is the life/how many uses can you get from a screen? With proper care you should be able to pull hundreds of prints with your thermofax screen.

Custom and personalized orders

Do you give discounts? For multiple orders? Occasionally we offer specials to subscribers of our newsletter, previous customers, and Facebook followers.

Custom and personalized orders

How do I tell the size of my image in Photoshop or Phtoshop Elements? Under your image on the left it tells you at what percentage you are viewing the image and the dimensions. There is a dropdown menu that lets you choose “document dimensions” to see the size of your image. You could also see the dimensions by going to the Image menu, then Resize, which will show you the current dimensions.

Sizing details

To help with cost, can I put two smaller images on a medium or large screen? Yes, just be sure to leave enough room around both images to have space for cutting apart and adding the duct tape.