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New Book Chronicles Screen Printing History

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SGIA is presenting "A History of Screen Printing" by Guido Lengwiler to educator members across the country.

A new book about the history of the screen printing industry has been released. "A History of Screen Printing" by Guido Lengwiler chronicles the rapid advancements in the art of stenciling that took place during the late 1800s, and how it turned into screen printing as it is known today. SGIA is presenting the book to educator members across the country.

The book, which took more than 15 years to research, covers the period up to and including World War II. It tells the stories of how a relatively small group of people – including artists, signwriters and entrepreneurs working in the dawn of the American advertising age – helped create entire industries that continue to exist in today’s global marketplace, all using screen printing in the production of an unbelievably wide range of products.

Lengwiler is a teacher of screen printing at the Bern and Biel School of Design in Switzerland. He has more than 30 years of screen printing experience and was elected to the Academy of Screen and Digital Printing Technologies in 2009 for his work on the book.

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