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Title: An investigation into local tree gums as screen sensitizers for fabric printing in second cycle institution in Ghana
Authors: Sottie, David Cephas Ofotsu
Issue Date: 16-Apr-1988
Series/Report no.: 1729;
Abstract: This research has been undertaken to assess the suitability of local tree gums as screen-sensitizers for fabric printing in second cycle institutions in Ghana. It has been specifically designed to provide the Art teacher and his students with the basic guidelines on how to acquire and use gums of vegetable origin as local substitutes for synthetic and imported screen sensitizers. The project serves as a practical solution to sore of the perpetual problems facing Art Teachers, especially, in senior secondary’ and technical institutes as well as Teacher Training Colleges, concerning materials for fabric printing. Screen development had passed through several-resisting stages including the use of resins trees. Apart from being used ii industry as thickening components for inks, paints, water-colours drugs, food and fabric ayes, vegetable gum-resins form the base for synthetic water-proofing agents. Gum-resins from the nim, cashew, ficus and eucalyptus trees which have been chosen for the purpose of the project rank high among the list. These have been chosen because they are commonly found in Ghana. To meet school requirements, simple experiments were conducted to test the suitability of the gum-resins as screen sensitizers for fabric printing. The results, though not the best, are indicative of the effectiveness of these gum-resins as screen sensitizers. A model lesson notes on the application of the gum-resins in particular and screen printing in general has been provided as a guide to teachers. This exercise has been made possible through literary materials, personal observations, interviews and experiment. It is hoped that this script would be of valuable help to both Art Teachers and students, especially, those in the second cycle institutions.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Board of Postgraduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Art Education, 1988
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3592
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