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« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2004 12:38:31 PM »

did you use the photo emulsion technique? your lines are so crisp.

yes indeed! Speedball Diazo emulsion, thin coat on both sides, positive on transparency, under glass, 25-30 minute exposure under a 250w bulb 18"-24" away...

just got my 11x17 transparencies today... w00t. time for some BIG designs.
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« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2004 12:43:25 PM »

i wish i could do that. i dont have a place in my apartment that would be dark enough! im so jealous. looks great!
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« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2004 02:09:47 PM »

i wish i could do that. i dont have a place in my apartment that would be dark enough! im so jealous. looks great!

it only needs to be dark while you're spreading the emulsion - I actually hold the frame with one hand and spread with the other using a squeegee, and until I cleared a bunch of space for screening, my work space was about 3 square feet - if you have some closet space, or you could use a bathroom if you swap your regular bulb for a blue or red one.

while it is drying, I store the screen in a cardboard box, covered with an opaque garbage bag. no problems, and I can work under regular light in the room while it's boxed and bagged without exposing the screen.

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« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2004 08:17:47 PM »

did you use the photo emulsion technique? your lines are so crisp.

yes indeed! Speedball Diazo emulsion, thin coat on both sides, positive on transparency, under glass, 25-30 minute exposure under a 250w bulb 18"-24" away...

just got my 11x17 transparencies today... w00t. time for some BIG designs.

i just did my first 2 screens this exact way except my directions said to leave 250watt light on for only 12 minutes. It resulted in me having to scrape the image until the emulsion lifted. i left it on the second time for 15 minutes, but was afraid of leaving it too long, since apparently you shouldn't do that.

so the main question is how do you know when it's done?

i'll post pics of my disaster soon.
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