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« on: April 13, 2005 01:12:34 AM »

Is this a good deal?
I want to buy a kit for silkscreening, just to make sure i don't buy the wrong products or something.
It is a speedball thing... http://store.artcity.com/spb-4526.html. At my local michaels, it is 54.99, but i can use a coupon that would make it about $32.99.
is there something cheaper that i could look into? i know about the embroidery hoop thing, i've tried it and need more detail.
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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2005 02:27:35 PM »

the speedball kit is good. i don't think you'll be disappointed if you purchase it.
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2005 12:11:02 AM »

thank you! i'll start saving my pennies.
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2005 09:25:57 AM »

I started with the sppedball kit as well. I think it has everything you need as a beginner. Lots of people don't like the chemicals as much as other companies but I haven't had any problems at all & we even used ours to make 100 band shirts. I also got mine at michaels with the 40% off coupon. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2005 06:22:04 AM »

That michael's coupon comes in so handy- I'm going to be on the lookout for this  kit now.
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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2005 02:26:13 PM »

I got the speedball kit as well. It is a really good starter kit. Once you've used it for a while you may find you want a better (finer) screen or to apply different approaches but it does have everything you need to get you started.

Mine only cost $25 Canadian in Toronto, so you may be able to find a better deal than $55! Admittedly, that was a few years ago, but I don't see why the price should have more than doubled.

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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2005 08:10:47 AM »

I have been thinking about buying the Speedball kit.  I am wondering, though, do you also need one of those special screenprinting lights as well? 
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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2005 08:30:58 PM »

I've found that the kits are way overpriced. And I've also found that (as long as you are good at art) its better to use screen drawing fluid instead of photo emulsion. If you make a list of the stuff that comes in the kit, it comes out cheaper, and you can get bigger jars of paint and the colors you want. And then go to an art store (usually craft stores don't have this stuff unless part of a kit) and buy it.
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« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2005 08:57:18 PM »

thanks for the tip, i still havn't gotten to buying the kit ( i don't know if i will now) but i might just go look at the prices of the individual things... I don't have anything but a Michaels near me. It seemed to have a lot of screenprinting things, at least enough to get me through the first go.
And acgilles, i think you can use the sun if it's warm enough outside. But you might want to check.
This site, www.fobclothing.com, has a great tutorial on how to make and use your own screen printing equipment. It has pictures! of everything! So i've got my heart set on that... at least a minor version. after i get the hang of things. It might even be a father-daughter bonding project... hm. Anyways... I thought that link might be useful.
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« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2005 08:59:44 PM »

well, i there are art stores online as well that sell silkscreen supplies. but they're hard to find, at least for me anyhow. so maybe michaels is your best bet.
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