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« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2005 10:02:04 PM »

Since everyone has been talking about the 40% off Michaels coupon, I thought I would mention that Jo-Ann fabrics accepts competitor's coupons, like those from Michael's. It can be on anything. For instance, Michael's doesn't sell fabric, but you can use a Michael's coupon for fabric at Jo-Anns. I work at a Jo-Anns, and we aren't supposed to be advertising this fact, but hell what have they done for me! If I don't need my coupon on something at Michael's, I always bring it to work and get some fabric. It pisses off my boss. That makes me even happier to use it.  Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2005 02:53:34 AM »

I don't know where you're from, but I live in a big college town, and the school bookstore sells all the supplies you need for basic silkscreening. Even though books are ridiculously overpriced, their art supplies tend to be priced comparatively or even cheaper than art stores. Or, if there's a Dick Blick around you, they have everything for silkscreening, but I don't know how their prices are. I do know that you can get coupons there, where you get like 25% off or something, if you spend at least $75. My mom uses them.
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« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2005 01:08:01 PM »

well, memorial day came around and i bought the kit. There was a 50% off coupon in the paper! so i got it for about 29 dollars. ^_^ It came with emulsion remover too. Once school is out (next week, booyah!) i'll try it out and give a full report. Is it really worth thirty bucks? let's wait and see! :]
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« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2005 01:14:24 PM »

dickblick.com has great prices and quick shipping.
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« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2005 03:14:07 PM »

Since everyone has been talking about the 40% off Michaels coupon, I thought I would mention that Jo-Ann fabrics accepts competitor's coupons, like those from Michael's. It can be on anything. ...

The store in West Nyack, NY won't allow you to use the AC Moore or Michaels discount coupons on anything but craft supplies.  I've tried, and boy were they unhappy about it.

I have signed up for the Jo-Ann's sales flyer and get coupons often enough that I rarely need the other store's coupons.
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« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2005 01:58:17 PM »

Alright! i tried it out.
personally, i'm very excited.
It took me four tries tho, i didn't let the emulsion "cook" long enough the first three times, and the whole screen washed out. All of the chemicals worked, and i even got to try the emulsion remover on the third attempt.
I think they should include white paint in the kit.
This is the final result, mind you it's on an old sheet and i dropped something on it that made a little smear under the web address.



I'm happy! and i recommend the kit.

**however, the instruction manual is a little confusing, i worked with two other online tutorials to get things right.
I have to make another screen for another design, so i think i'll make a clear tute. just for reference. ^_^
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« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2005 06:23:17 AM »

I like it!  Nice job.
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« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2005 07:51:01 AM »

Wow that *was* a pretty good deal! There's so many ways to go about screenprinting, and I agree with the others that the speedball kit is definitely a good way to start!

New screens are pretty easy to make if you have some wood and a staple gun! I was fortunate enough to borrow a miter saw (for cutting those 45 degree angles)  but I'm sure any hardware store that sells lumber might be able to do that for you for cheap. I got a length of 1.5"x1.5" wood for about $5 and was able to make 3 screens from it. Of course they're cheap enough to buy, but isn't it just that much more satisfying when you make it yourself? <3

Anyway congratulations, your first print looks great! Best of luck on many more prints to come.
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« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2005 09:27:46 AM »

Came out great! 

I will try my hand screen printing, I will try my hand screen printing....
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