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« on: June 25, 2007 09:34:20 AM »

My husband, myself, and our two close friends recently got a brand spankin new screenprinting kit (speedball) and decided to try it out last night.  We made a shirt, a tank top, some undies (not pictured) and some wee baby clothes for my friends bun in da oven.  We are all quite pleased with ourselves and can't wait to make some more.  We used filler liquid to do this one (we won't be doing that again, too much work!) and we hope to use photo emulsion next.  This was a first attempt for all of us, so if you have any tips let us know!




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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2007 09:35:58 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2007 10:47:31 AM »

Would you recommend this screenprinting kit? My roommate and I were looking into getting one? Any recommendations?? Thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2007 12:51:41 PM »

That's cool!  Nice image, especially the frankenbaby!  I think I have the same set.  Did you have bubble troubles?  Because mine had thousands of little pinprick bubbles when I lifted the screen, I haven't tried it since but I want to figure out how to avoid that for next time.
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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2007 04:18:40 AM »

Thanks guys!  We got this set at Michaels using Jo Anns 40% coupon (they honor it, and it's in every weeks sunday paper here in VA.)  with the coupon it was about 45 dollars.  I recommend spending an extra $10 and getting one with a hinge, which we conveniently found AFTER buying ours lol.  The set comes with 3 colors of ink, some blocker, photo emulsion, etc.  It's alright for learning, but if you are good at screenprinting you might want something a little bigger and better.  As for the bubbles, do you mean bubbles in the ink?  Did you use photo blocker?  If you just mean the ink then no, we didn't get bubbles, we pressed down VERY hard and dragged from left to right as well as up and down.  If you mean from the blocker then we found that you should put a couple of coats on then brush the underside of the screen with a dry sponge brush to blend.  Hope that helps, if not PM me and I 'll try to answer any other questions.  Thanks again!
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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2007 08:42:57 AM »

those are adorable Wink
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