Who’s Who in Screenprinting was established in 1969, by Bill Hood, to recognize individuals who have contributed to the technical growth and advancement of the screenprinting industry.

Please help us make Who’s Who in Screenprinting the most complete resource available to honor those who have came before us by assisting us in editing the work. As you peruse through the listings and realize that you possess additional knowledge that will enhance the listing, please click on the Contact Link in the Navigation Panel to post your contribution.

Much information presented on the screenprinting process is currently inaccurate due to the lack of proper reference material. We may well have inaccurate information, unknown to us at time of publication, within the listings presented on this site. An example is the number of people who have claimed to have invented the first screenprinting press, or the first multicolor rotary textile press.

Details Sought

Some of the details that we are seeking are…

Photographs – We are particularly interested in becoming a resource for head shots of the listed individuals, that can be used in future writings within the industry. Or, any photographs that are relevant to the individuals listed here.

Full Names – Having the full name of an individual assists in researching the individual

Birthplaces – Also, places lived and worked are an important asset

Dates – We are looking for dates of births, deaths, and major innovations, patents, etc., even if only approximate. Please use the word “circa” when unsure of the actual date.

Innovations – is the creation of better or more effective products, processes, services, technologies, or ideas that are accepted by markets, governments, and society. Innovation differs from invention in that innovation refers to the use of a new idea or method, whereas invention refers more directly to the creation of the idea or method itself. Any contributory work on a process could be considered an innovation and originators of innovations are certainly welcome to be listed here.

Inventions – An invention is a unique or novel device, method, composition, process or discovery. It may also be an improvement upon a machine or product, or alternate means of achieving a process. An invention that is not derived from an existing model or idea, or that achieves a completely unique function, discovery, or result, may be a radical breakthrough. In addition, there is process invention, which is an innovative set of useful steps adopted by people and passed on to others. Inventions often extend the boundaries of human knowledge, experience or capability. An invention that is novel and not obvious to others skilled in the same field may be able to obtain the legal protection of a patent. When supplying information on inventions, please give the patent number, place of patent and the date of approval.

Bibliographies – We are interested in receiving bibliographic references on any individual listed on Who’s Who in Screenprinting. Bibliographic works differ in the amount of detail depending on the purpose and can generally be divided into two categories: enumerative bibliography (also called compilative, reference or systematic), which results in an overview of publications in a particular category and analytical or critical bibliography, which studies the production of books. In earlier times, bibliography mostly focused on books. Now, both categories of bibliography cover works in other media including audio recordings, motion pictures and videos, graphic objects, databases, CD-ROMs and websites.

Citation styles vary. An entry for a book in a bibliography usually contains the following elements:

  • creator(s)
  • title
  • publisher and place of publication
  • date of publication

An entry for a journal or periodical article usually contains:

  • creator(s)
  • article title
  • journal title
  • volume
  • pages
  • date of publication

A bibliography may be arranged by author, topic, or some other scheme. Annotated bibliographies give descriptions about how each source is useful to an author in constructing a paper or argument. These descriptions, usually a few sentences long, provide a summary of the source and describe its relevance.

Your assistance will be greatly appreciated and we’d be happy to list you on our Donor Page at Who’s Who in Screenprinting.

Thank you,

Bill Hood
Who’s Who in Screenprinting