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Topic: Squeegees: Round vs. Square Edge  (Read 600 times)
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« on: August 14, 2012 05:03:47 AM »

I'm curious what people's opinions are out there on screen printing squeegees. I used to use the square edge type in school and loved it. Now that I've bought my own I ventured out and gotten some round edge ones because they were "recommended for fabric printing" (I did fabric printing with the square edge, no problem). So I'm wondering if anyone has any strong opinions about the matter. I am noticing that it is way easier to clean the edges and recover pigment on the square edged blades of course....but other than that I don't see an obvious advantage one way or another.
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2012 10:48:22 AM »

SQUARE!!!

Definitely with a nice sharp edge. I like quite a sturdy rubber with not too much bend to it too but I generally do quite large prints so I find it helps keep an even coverage of ink.

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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2012 10:58:52 AM »

Good to know  Smiley I'm doing fine with my round ones right now but there is a worrying amount of flex to the blade. I'm a bit paranoid that if I press too much with it the rubber bit is going to snap out of the wooden handle part. If it DOES break, I'll buy a square edge next time. So far so good though.
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