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1  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Heat press? on: January 15, 2005 12:30:00 PM
So I feel like I've finally reached that stage where I want to move on up to a heat press, and say goodbye to my collection of irons.  I was just hoping to get some advice as to what's out there, where they are and what styles are best for what sorts of applications. 

Right now I'm still a water-based sort of guy but I feel plastisol is in my future.  Are heat presses at all usable to final-set plastisol screened images or will I inevitably have to invest in an oven too?

Finally, I'm starting to print on both sides of my shirts.  Is it cool to lay the thing in the heat press as is and set both sides at once or should I put something between the front/back of the shirt, what..?

Thanks folks
2  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Resource collection on: November 15, 2004 08:43:11 PM
After looking at a really cool tutorial site someone posted sometime in the last week or so, not bookmarking it, ans since loosing track of which thread it was on, I thought it might be good to starta  new thread just for on-line resources we've found and use.

These I pulled these two from the "I wanna silkscreen" master thread:
http://www.reddingk.com/img/reproguide.pdf     ----------     cool bare bones guide to screening
http://www.aaartshirts.com/intro.html     -------------   Yes, the poor man's pre$$ (great writing style too)

And then there's
http://www.stencilrevolution.com/    ----------     the revolution will be stenciled

What else is out there?  And ten points to someone who can post the site I've been looking for!  Seems to me they talked a lot about washing the silk before using it at all, the site had kind of a blue motif going on with menu selection at the top,...man, not being very descriptive, am I...


Jamie
www.likemindedpeople.us
>clothing for the conscious<

3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Registration? on: October 28, 2004 09:38:31 PM
I've been printing single color for a while now butr have been weary of trying multi color images because of not having figured out a away to get my screens placed in the same space in order to do a second layer of a second color - registration. 

I wonder if any other DIY'rs have tackled this problem succesfully.  I've been taping off sections of images to get two color (see here: http://www.xanga.com/likemindedpeople) but that's a far cry from being able to do printing with side by side coloring.

Any advice?

Jamie
Like Minded People.
>clothing for the conscious<
http://www.xanga.com/likemindedpeople
4  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Versatex printing on dark fabric? on: September 27, 2004 06:34:26 PM
Has any one had any good success printing on dark fabrics using versatex paints?  I've been mixing Super-Opaque White with my basic colors to get lighter versions of them that sort of come out okay.  But I can't even seem to get a good white on black and often my prints are unevenly colored.

I'm curious what other folks have been doing?

Jamie
http://www.xanga.com/likemindedpeople
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