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Topic: Does it matter what side you pull the screen filler thu?  (Read 730 times)
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deafswan
« on: April 01, 2011 01:08:45 AM »

Hey Guys,

I'm doing my first screen print using drawing fluid and screen filler.. i've just notice my squeegee is too large to fit into the 'right side' of my screen? Can i put the filler on the back of the screen, technicly i quess it should be the same, although my screen wont be flat while i pull the filler through? Will this matter? Hope that makes sense and probabaly a really daft question? Its a present for my better half so want to get it right x

Thanks x x
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Ohnomysweet
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2011 11:34:17 AM »

What you should do is lay your screen down so that it is lifted off the table by the actual "screen" part, you should be staring down on the part of your screen that touches your fabric/paper. Tape down a temporary border around the edge of your screen mesh so that you don't get filler on your screen. Next pour a thin layer of screen filler on the tape and pull down with a disposable "squeegee" you definitely do not want to use your real squeegee. Pull down in a deliberate and smooth motion so that your coat is even. Do not pass over more than once as you'll lay the filler on too thick, too thin and it will wear away with use. It's something you have to practice with to get right. Let the filler dry before taking off the tape then wash the blue liner liquid away with COLD water.

When you're ready to wash the filler away you'll need HOT water and Grease Lighting cleaner. Don't try using anything else because trust me it won't work and you'll just be wasting time and money.
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