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kitschkween & craftADDchick - Great 1st shirts!! Looks like you both are Yudu addicts now.
Those of you that are having trouble with your emulsion may want to check out my video tutorial
on how to do it.
I've printed a few images on one transparency so I need to mask the other areas while I print. What's the best way to do that?
You can either cut up your transparency & emulsion sheet & burn just what you need on to the screen or you can burn all the images that are on your transparency onto a full sheet of emulsion & tape off the designs you aren't using as you go. I prefer to use packaging tape on the front side of the screen (so I can see through it), but others like the blue painter's tape.
Okay, I made my first shirt and it rocked! But, the next one came out a bit splotchy, and the 3rd one smeared a bit.
Do I need to clean and dry the screen between printings? I'm switching them out as fast as I can...
I'm printing on youth-sized tees, so I bought a piece of 11" X 14" plexiglass (just under $4 at Home Depot) and applied a coat of spray adhesive. Seems to be working okay, but now I'm wondering if I need to buy more so I can do multiple shirts in a row more quickly... What do you think?
Your splotchy problems may be from the weather, when it's hot & dry your ink will dry on your screen quickly especially if your design has fine details. I live in Southern CA, so it's pretty hot here & the AC sucks any moisture we do have out of the air....I can usually get about 8-10 shirts printed before washing out my screen...but if you'd rather be safe than sorry you could rinse it out after ever few shirts.
Also, don't be afraid to use a lot of ink on your screen...you can always reclaim what you don't use.
And, here's another question:
Do you think it would work to cut the emulsion sheet? That way, if I only had a small design, I wouldn't waste a whole sheet... If I taped it carefully around the edges, it should work... maybe?
Yes cut it up! I tape off around it so the ink only goes where I want it to.
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