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1 2 G R A P H I C S P R O A U G U S T 2 0 2 1 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M Strokes of Genius K yle Baker had a bad feeling. One of the top concert-post- er printers in the country, he was overseeing an exacting six-screen job for the band Wilco, announcing a show on their up- coming tour. The images were coming together nicely, but as his crew readied the final screen, Baker told them to wait. It was early spring 2020 and COV- ID-19 was starting to impact many areas of daily life, with the live music industry looking particularly susceptible to the vi- rus. Baker's studio had already been hit with postponements and cancelations, and now he had a vague sense of fore- boding. Call it an impression. An independent screen printer special- izing in high-quality graphics, 38-year- old Baker has learned to balance intuition and ingenuity as he toggles between run- ning a successful business and producing critically acclaimed works of art. Meticu- lous attention to detail is essential, not only for each print, but for client relation- ships, and for understanding fluctuating market conditions. DETAILS ARE FINE WITH VIRTUOSO SCREEN PRINTER KYLE BAKER OF BAKER PRINTS B Y M I C H A E L H U R L E Y

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