revisiting screen-printing

Well, you would have to know me to understand the miracle of this feat.

Equally astounding is that I really, really enjoy printing.
Also, I enjoy it, the process, more than printing!
Whilst I adore the results of printing,
its repetition can be either soothing or mind-numbing if done too often.
Much like meditation….
a little goes a long way.
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  1. Build Your Screen. …
  2. Spread the Photo Emulsion onto the Screen. …
  3. Burn Your Image. …
  4. Rinse off Your Screen. …
  5. Print!
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You may need to experiment with the squeegee angle and practice to get it right, see what works for you and keep it consistent. You can also experiment with a “push” print stroke as opposed to the usual “pull” print stroke. There are cases when a push stroke can be useful. But always do one or the other, don’t switch between strokes.
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Don’t stop, slow down to take a phone call or a Twitter break.
Keep printing.
If the ink dries in the screen it’s trouble.
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 Don’t wait to wash out your screen after you finished printing. Get some water onto that thing right away.
Ink spots or smudges on garment or product –
A. Keep the work area and your hands clean.
B. Check the screen carefully for pinholes and fill them with a screen touch-up pen or cover them with a piece of tape.
C. Wash out small spots with a wet shop towel or a spot cleaning gun.
Mistakes will happen, but my best  advice is to work carefully to head off problems before they happen

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