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« on: November 03, 2005 09:19:08 AM »

I'm sorry if this has already been addressed--I am a new Crafster user.  I recently got out of art school with a focus in screen printing but they didn't teach us much about printing on shirts and stuff, because they focused more on the "fine art" crap.  I am very interested in making my own clothing and want to use my screen printing skills in conjunction with this.  So, I need to know what type of inks to use on both light and dark fabrics that can be heat set without an expensive dryer.  I have heard there are inks that dry in the sun--where do I get them?  I also have heard of allowing the inks to dry and then putting your shirts or whatever in a laundry dryer or the oven.  I have ALSO heard of ironing the front and back of the dried image between paper.  Which is the best method, what ink do I use, and where do I get the ink?  And if any one has time, I need some tips on photo emulsion stuff since I don't have a dark room space and I have a huge screen, like 3.5 ft x 3.5 ft.  I have done emulsion in a lighted room, and as far as I know as long as it's not out too long, this is ok.  But what bulb and how long and how high above the screen, etc.  The ink question is more important as I think I can figure out the photo stuff.  Thanks!
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