How Books Are Handmade? – An Silkscreen Printing Workshop by Tara Books at Book Building, Chennai – Video
– hands-on experience the process of printing books by hand
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9.7 – Great / Excellent
Tara Books is an independent publishing house started in 1994 by Gita Wolf. They are world famous for their screen-printed books made entirely by hand – from paper to printing and binding based in Chennai.
For their books, they have won prestigious international awards including the London Book Fair International Publishing Industry Excellence Award, in 2014, and the Bologna Prize for Best Children’s Publisher.
Tara Books recently organized their silkscreen-printing workshop at their iconic Book Building office in Chennai. At this workshop, we had a hands-on satisfying experience to print our own mini art print using their own custom-mixed and made inks.
At this silkscreen-printing workshop, we witnessed the various processes in the screen printing and binding of these hand-crafted books.
How Books Are Handmade? – Silkscreen Printing Workshop
C. Arumugam – the Tara Books’ production manager enthusiastically conducted the handmade printing workshop.
Handmade Silk-screen Printing Steps:
1. Colour separation of the artwork
2. Exposing the artwork onto a screen
3. Washing the screen to develop the image
4. Placing the paper under the screen
5. Mixing the required shades of color
6. Printing the artwork onto paper
Tara Books – Hand-made Children’s Books
We also had the opportunity to get to know their great collections of visually engaging hand-made books in various categories ranging from children’s picture books, through graphic novels, to photography and book art.
Making a Handmade Book – Video
The Making of Creation: a short film showing the process behind our handmade books by Tara Books.
Travel Tips For Tara Books – Independent Handmade Publishing House in Chennai
Address: 9, Kuppam Beach Road, CGE Housing Colony, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600041
Hours: Monday to Saturday 10AM–7PM, Sunday Closed
Phone: 091503 23115 / 044 4260 1033
Entry Fee: Free
How to Reach Tara Books – Independent Handmade Publishing House in Chennai:
On Road: Taxis, buses and hired cars are easy ways to get around.
Nearest Airport: Chennai International Airport (Code MAA).
Nearest Railway Station: Chennai Central (Station Code MAS) and Chennai Egmore Railway station ( Station Code MS).
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