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1  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Buying Tee's to Print on.. on: October 04, 2009 07:29:30 AM
1. Determine fabric weight and material (fibre composition) of said F21 shirts.(Maybe you'll have to slaughter one of those shirts to determine the fabric weight) Roll Eyes
2. Check eBay business, Alibaba.com or any other wholesale source for similar shirts. Eventually ask if they sell some without label.
3. Order.
4. Huh?
5. PROFIT

Hope i could help.
2  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / Re: Hello Lisa Shirt on: April 15, 2009 02:06:10 PM
the sweetness <3

plus: envy for glow-in-the-dark paint. cant get that stuff around here. Sad
3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Reflective Ink? on: December 21, 2007 02:18:31 PM
Ello peeps,

so i found this damn interesting stuff... and wonder if theres...

- any DIY-Supplier that sells reflective screen-printable ink in household-sizes
- dito in germany or europe (well there's only ONE eShop that sells Speedball in germany - but only basic stuff, not even the Glow-in-the-Dark stuff) :/

/atg, halfway desperate. (damn i wanna s'screened sports jacket with reflective foliages!!!) Sad
4  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Hooray for halftone dots & moar colours!!! on: December 21, 2007 02:13:26 PM
Dirk: nope, just plain textile printing stuff.  Wink

I just do it, mixing pro and n00b techniques like a total jackass. Roll Eyes

BTW, i am desperately looking for a reflective ink - available in germany Sad

Their specialty inks are fricken awesome. But i doubt i'll get them in Europe or Germany.
We have only ONE eShop sellin Speedball over here...  ;(
5  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / Re: revenge of the boobs! on: November 20, 2007 05:00:12 AM
Pure awesomeness!!! *Adding this to my "TO PRINT"-list*

Considering the psychological effect of eyes(pdf behind link), this shirt is EPIC WIN!!!  Grin

/atg, quite tired of being stared at her 34DDs  Undecided
6  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Hooray for halftone dots & moar colours!!! on: November 20, 2007 04:40:52 AM
Searching for a tut to make my multicolor prints a little more difficult professional, i found those sweet tutorials:

http://www.images-magazine.com/imagesarticle.php?article_id=154

http://www.images-magazine.com/imagesarticle.php?article_id=148

well, the rest of their magazine seems to be fricken interesting aswell.

More learning from the pro's: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EF4F0RpACCg  (jeez wonder what that carousel thingie costs)

7  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Re: The tanning bed? on: November 20, 2007 04:20:39 AM
LOLOLOL theres a tanning studio ~100m from my door, i was about to ask them if i may shove my screen & black layer under the door when someone starts tanning. Laying it beside the bed'd be enough i think  Grin

Other UV sources i have in mind:

- Blacklight Money Checkers (small & handy!) or blacklight fluo lamps (i'm gonna ask a friend who works at a petrol station to test the money checker). Dunno if blacklight works or if its a totally different sorta UV-radiation.

- Botanic-UV/Daylight-Bulbs sold in gardening shops or those hung over terrariums - well at least they're radiating a good portion of UVA & UVB rays.

- Small UV-Devices used for... Nail Modelling O_o (small but rather expensive so: F for FAIL)

- Daylight lamps (those used against winter depression...but very expensive. Oh ... wait... if those would work, the health insurance would pay it *bwahahah*)

- A small face tanning thingie (used one from eBay) - mounted horzitontally on a stand so it tans your screen.

If the money checker doesnt work, i'm gonna try the botanical lamp.

For the patient ones: normal neon lamps ALSO work, but it takes at least half an hour (50cm distance to lamp). At least theres no fan needed for screen cooling as with photo lamps.

8  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Re: best home screenprinting setup on: October 29, 2007 05:26:43 AM
cheap screens which can be easily stored:

- plain curtain organza as screen fabric

- hard-foam-board...dunno how to translate that correctly ... its like foam rubber but hard and sturdy. DIY-stores sell it for making bird houses, cases, etc. It's even cuttable with stanley knives (the 3mm variant). A 3cm wide frame will do the trick and it's absolutely  waterproof!

- gaffa tape

all that...makes a kewl, light, flat, cheap screen. Eventually the screen becomes wavy if the tape gets too wet from washing out the ink, iron the screen with baking paper on silk setting (IT WORKS!)

Screen cleaner: soap and a soft brush. like... an old face brush. I rinse it immediately after printing.

Neon lights (moar UV radiation!) are a superb solution for cloudy days, i just put my testing screen (Speedball Diazo) in my pantry for ca one hour. Distance to bulb: about 50cm. Wattage: ugh...60 maybe?
A Neon UV Bulb would do the trick in seconds (hint: money checkers). Also face tanning lamps.

/atg, on a quest for a cheap neon blacklight money checker.
9  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Re: SilkScreen Equipment/Accessories In Asia on: October 29, 2007 05:11:12 AM
you might try to google for suppliers brands, maybe there are some craft webshops in singapore.

i've found nothing in germany, then i've found the only supplier in germany after googling for "speedball".

I still have no clue where to find the full speedball range here, i.e. the glow-in-the-dark ink...  Sad


The basic home setup i've started with was the "Value Printing Kit" for opaque fabrics. came with 3 colours, a screen, filler, diazo, drawing fluid and remover, howto, brush and spatula.
10  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Re: can I silk screen this material??? on: October 29, 2007 05:05:56 AM
speedball opaque inks, spattered to tiles, are a torture to remove. Sad

maybe they can stick to tyvek as well... without ironing, just let them dry for a day or two. like on my bathroom tiles.  Undecided

they also work without ironing on other fabrics.
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