Craftsman Alert: Factory 101

Jon Pankopf of Factory 101 prints logo laminates for the majority of the surfboard labels in California.

He runs a small operation out of Encinitas, CA (ranked the 3rd best surf town in America by Surfer Magazine).

Jon is an excellent artist and always has interesting projects going on.

Jon’s latest challenge is this new Chris Christenson 9 color skull laminate.

The vast majority of surfboard lams are 3 colors at the max.

Factory 101 prints stickers too. And where would the surf industry be without stickers? Nowhere, that’s where.

The 9 color skull glassed out A-OK.

Got a surfboard company? Give Jon a call.

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  • Anonymous
    October 1, 2009

    I don’t know anything about printing so can someone explain how the skull sticker only has 9 colors in it? It looks like more.

  • Anonymous
    October 1, 2009

    2nd question. who was the artist who drew the skull? It looks like a photo

  • Nigel
    October 1, 2009

    So in other words, if we were to take all your flesh and blood and and take them off, this is what you’d see…It wouldn’t be 9 colors though…

  • Ryno
    October 1, 2009

    From what little screenprinting I have done, it looks like there are two, maybe 3, yellows for the background, black for the text and outline, and the other 5/6 colors are various, light shades of grey, blue, white, and green on the skull.

    Subtleties abound!

    Seriously bitchin. Serigraphy is all about the process…

  • Jon P.
    October 1, 2009

    Ryno nailed it. That’s what it is.
    I’m working on a brown & a gray version this week. Fun stuff.
    It’s a little stressful when you’re printing the last few colors.
    If you don’t get them just right you can ruin a weeks worth of work & have to start over.
    I print everything by hand, on an old press I made a long time ago.