screens4printing news

Sad news

7 July 2023

Today we remember and celebrate the life of Christine Chester, who passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday 20th June surrounded by her family.

Many of you will have spoken to Christine, either in person or by email, during her time as one of the owners of screens4printing; she was always ready to give advice to help customers get the best from their designs and was so patient with Hazel and I when we were learning the ropes after taking over. Together with her co-owners, Christine masterminded the testing and introduction of greyscale screens and many of the newer designs in the library. She was a talented artist, an inspirational educator and our friend, we will miss her.

Despite her failing health, Christine was fully active in the preparations for this year's Creative Textile Studio at the Festival of Quilts and we so hoped she would be well enough to be there with us.

Christine was a generous teacher and mentor to so many people; her influence will continue to guide the creative work of her students and friends for many years to come.


Price increase

6 June 2023

It’s great to be able to keep screens4printing alive and thriving. We know that the business provides a valuable service to individual artists and craftspeople and many other small businesses like ourselves – we’ve been amazed by the variety of designs we’ve made in the short time since we took over, and the range of uses you have for them.

Unfortunately, due to the current economic climate, we have been receiving huge price increases in supplies, packaging and utilities, which until now have been absorbed by the business.

We have to make sure that screens4printing remains viable, and realistically this means we will have to increase our prices for screens and inks from the third week in June. We wanted to be able to give you some advance warning so that if you’ve been considering buying screens or ink you have chance to do that before the price increases.
We understand that this is not good news: we have thought long and hard but are no longer able to avoid it. In order to continue to offer a competitive service to all our valued customers we’ve kept the increase as small as possible.
Thank you for continuing to support our small creative business, we really appreciate it.


20 November 2022

Hazel & TerryJust stopping by to introduce ourselves...We are Hazel and Terry, you might know us already as the textile artists behind InStitches Creative Textile Courses and now we’re delighted also to be running Screens4Printing.

When we ordered our latest batch of thermal screens for our demos in the Creative Textile Studio at Festival of Quilts in August, little did we know that just three months later we would be the proud owners of the business!

Set up as by Claire Higgot in 2008, following a change of technology and ownership in 2018, it was re-branded as screens4printing. Now, having grown and developed the business, and notably introduced the greyscale screen, Christine, Christina and Sarah are 'retiring' to focus on their own work and we are delighted to have been invited to take it on.​ We would have hated for it to disappear completely as thermal screens are such a useful addition to our creative work.

We started on November 1st and have received lots of encouraging comments from well-wishers on IG and FB, and plenty of orders from our lovely customers here. It's going to be a learning curve, but we are enjoying making screens, answering questions and learning the ropes. Most importantly we will ensure that we achieve a balance between InStitches and screens4printing so that everything gets done to the best of our ability.

Looking forward to working with you on your creative journey in the future.

Please note a change of address and other contact details:

Sunfield Studio
Unit 12, Sunfield Business Park
New Mill Road
RG40 4QT


18 March 2022  |  Admin

New shoreline category has been introduced. You can find it in the menu under All Products in the drop down list of categories. There are several new designs and a couple still to come.

Crab 1                                      Netting 1                        Sand 2

Wading Birds 1

Watch this space for Winkles, Seaweed, Lobster Pot.


New Service Delivery Times

6 June 2021  |  Admin

As many of you may already know, we 3 partners in this business are artists with many different commitments. When the Covid pandemic took hold, our other commitments went into lockdown giving us more time to devote to providing a speedy service to our thermofax customers. We know, from many of the comments that we have received, how grateful you have been for that service commitment.
Now we are returning to a new normal, and all our lives are picking up again, we need to devote some time to the other areas of our artistic lives and employment. We have looked at how the orders are progressing and decided that we will be more efficient in our provision if we limit our print runs to a few days in the week, rather than every day no matter how many orders come in. This will also give us the time we need to devote to the other areas and endeavours.
Essentially, we are simply returning to our original aim to turn orders around within 72 hours, rather than the 24 hours that we set ourselves during the pandemic. 
We will be doing print and post runs ONLY on Mondays. Wednesdays and Fridays from now on, with a regular review of the situation so that we are sure that we can keep up our usual standards of good service as life returns to normal. To give us a fighting chance of getting orders into the post on the same day as the print run, we have a cut off time of 10.30am.
Please note though: if you have an order which is very urgent, please call us on 07498 680112, and discuss the situation to see if it is possible to help you out  with a speedy turn around. This may not always be possible depending on our own scheduled commitments, but we will always try and do our best on that odd occasion when you really need something quickly.





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