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« on: July 26, 2005 08:35:27 PM »


I've been silk screening for a little while, and while I'm still ironing out some problems in my technique, I know a great deal. I learned primarily from books, and tutorials on the internet. However, the books we're extremely dated (like 1957), and none of the websites had photos, or any imagery whatsoever. I went through a good deal of trial and error, but have found a system that works well. It's kind of an amalgamation of the books, internet sources, and my own experiments, all summed up with photos, and steps I find important. I'm sure that some of my techniques could be improved upon, and if anyone has any questions or comments, leave on here, or on my site.

This tutorial is intended for someone with little money, and a great sense of DIY. While, not the simplest process in the world, I tried to be as articulate as possible.

Part 1: Constructing Silk Screen Frames at Home
Part 2: Applying a Photographic Emulsion
Part 3: Silk Screen Printing with Multiple Colors

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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2005 09:42:22 PM »

certainly one of the best tutorials i've seen.  i'm really impressed.  i wish i could go back in time to right about 1 year ago when i was teaching myself.  sadly, i do not have access to a time machine.

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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2005 12:35:55 AM »

That was incredible. And very helpful. Thank you! You covered many questions I had.

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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2005 04:48:57 AM »

That is a really great and comprehensive tutorial!  Thanks for posting it!

I have been doing screen printing with just the stencil set up - no emulison etc. so I'm very interested to give it a go now!

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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2005 09:15:58 PM »

Great tutorial!  But your links are slightly broken, at least to my old computer, I had to fix it by hand...

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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2005 09:20:06 PM »

We do a ton of silkscreening & your tute is right on!! Simple instructions and you cover everything!! Very well done!

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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2005 09:09:42 AM »

those tutes are very helpful! i just have one question- do you have plans for that register thing you made? it seems cheaper than buying one premade. if i'm silly and missed it in the tute, can you point me in the right direction? thank you!

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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2005 03:53:59 PM »

I don't have plans up there yet. It's been requested a couple of times, so I'll probably make one. Basically it's a screen frame (that's just the wood, no screen) that is just big enough to let the actual screens fit inside of it. And it hinges in the back to a piece of hard board (think thin mdf), which is screwed into the desk.

I'll post a tutorial for it once I take some pictures.

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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2005 04:01:59 PM »

thanks! i'm looking for a good way to have a free hand- i'll try that.

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« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2005 09:58:34 PM »

=O Thanks so much for the tutorials!!!

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