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31  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Re: speedball instructions regarding using a "bead" of photo emulsion fluid on: April 15, 2005 12:33:16 PM
this is for any emulsion as far as I know:

the idea with the bead is that you wnat to use as little as possible. you want a nice thin layer. with different types of emulsion, and for commerical use, you will build layers, but you still want them to be thin.

anyways, don't worry about that. you only want one thin layer.

you are gonna use more than one bead, you are probably going to use several. just don't over do it. you want to start in a corner with a bead and spread it as much as you can on both sides, add beads as necessary and keep spreading. what I do is after I make sure that I have the whole thing covered, is to squeegee off the excess and put it back in the jar.

if you make it to thick, it is not going to expose properly and it will be difficult to wash out. then you will have to get remover and scrub it off, and start over. it is also in your best interest to use as little as possible becuase this stuff ain't cheap!

and it may take you a few times to get it right, don't sweat it.
32  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Re: question about switching to plastisol... on: April 15, 2005 12:28:51 PM
I use diazo emulsion and all water based inks. I got my emulsion from a screen printing supply store and they told me to only used water based inks with diazo.
just curious...why would you want to change inks because of a heat gun?
33  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / screen printing on plexi-glass on: April 15, 2005 12:20:17 PM
I'm experimenting with layering over my photos. this is my first time printing on plexi-glass. I used speedball acrylic, not meant for plexi per say, but I got good results. however, it scrapes easily.
now I'm working on a whole series


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