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« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2006 08:08:18 PM »

AMAZING!  Congrats on printing such a cool message!

I hope you dont mind, I have some tips for you. Smiley

Masking Tape:  I would suggest using painters tape (the blue kind).  It's about $6 a roll, but totally worth it.  it looks like you are using Duck Tape, I would imagine that would be a huge pain to take off and not have sticky-ness on your screen.

Screens:  If you are going to use type or something with lots of detail you will want to use a screen with a high mesh count.  The higher the count the tighter the threads are so they produce a very clean edge.  200 is a great screen to use.

Looking forward to more of your work.
karl addison
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« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2006 06:28:29 AM »

AMAZING!  Congrats on printing such a cool message!

I hope you dont mind, I have some tips for you. Smiley

Masking Tape:  I would suggest using painters tape (the blue kind).  It's about $6 a roll, but totally worth it.  it looks like you are using Duck Tape, I would imagine that would be a huge pain to take off and not have sticky-ness on your screen.

Screens:  If you are going to use type or something with lots of detail you will want to use a screen with a high mesh count.  The higher the count the tighter the threads are so they produce a very clean edge.  200 is a great screen to use.

Looking forward to more of your work.
karl addison

thanks for the ideas! i'll definitely use them next time.
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« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2006 06:29:42 AM »

What technique did you use for putting that image on there? did you use photo-emulsion or did you paint it on?

Either way, it looks great, and I'd buy one as well. And April 26th was my birthday.

i used photo emulsion.  i was really surprised at how easy it was and how well the screen turned out (considering that it was my first attempt). the printing itself was way harder than making the screen.  all i had to do was go to staples and get a transparency printed.
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« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2006 07:33:23 PM »

believe me, my school isn't that open minded either...only about seven people agreed to wear the shirts, and our gay-straight alliance consists of about ten people (and three of us are the presidents!)

my school is the same. we have about seven dedicated members {out of 1100 people?}. 3 of which are president/VP's haha
this is such a great idea. I think I want one for next year Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2006 04:18:18 PM »

Good job!
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« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2006 01:46:30 AM »

*applause*

great shirts, and great cause too, yay for you!  Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2006 09:59:54 AM »

those are so awesome!!  i'm P.R. for my gsa.  i wish we had shirts last year! the pin kept poking me and my tag was practically mangled by the end of the day.
believe me, my school isn't that open minded either...only about seven people agreed to wear the shirts, and our gay-straight alliance consists of about ten people (and three of us are the presidents!)

my school is the same. we have about seven dedicated members {out of 1100 people?}. 3 of which are president/VP's haha
this is such a great idea. I think I want one for next year Cheesy
my school is exactly like that!  we have like 30 people sign up for club day then no one comes to the meetings =(.  it's sad though cause most of our current members (uh 4 out of the 6) are senoirs and they'll be gone by next year! ah, it doesn't help that our city hates us too--if you guys heard about the Los Altos City Council thingy in California, you might know what i mean. 
anyways! you did an awesome job! i would totally buy one too!
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« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2007 03:06:43 PM »

Yay for Day of Silence, and yay for using craftyness to contribute to a good cause. Those shirt look AMAZING!
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« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2007 05:17:29 PM »

snaps for you Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2007 07:23:29 PM »

That's awesome! If only our GSA hadn't died out... Most of the non-straight members graduated, leaving us as the Straight Alliance plus One Gay Man ;-).

Just curious, when you screen-printed it, did you do it directly on the shirts, or did you leave 1/8" of space? I've never screenprinted before, but I don't know which method is best..
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