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« on: September 04, 2006 12:07:46 PM »

I bought a new printer/copier/scanner that i am going to use to print my artwork and photographs onto transparencies with.  Then I can use the transparencies to screenprint using the photo-emulsion method.  I don't want to waste transparencies by printing them twice to get them dark enough, (doubling them up)  So I was wondering if I exposed the screen for a little less time than my usual six minutes, that would help?  Kind of like a fine line thing.  Does this make any sense?  Help would be loved.
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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2006 01:05:02 PM »

It is something you will want to experiment with.
The is an optimal exposure time, and as you decrease that time at some point you won't be able to wash out the image area without destroying the stencil area - - you just have to experiment to see if you can go far enough to do work with your film positive.  Also, the stencil won't be as hard and therefore won't hold up as well to printing.
If you find you can accomplish that, one tip is that after you are done with the wash out, you can set the screen out in the sun for a bit to better harden up the stencil area so it holds up better during printing.
So... I say try it and see what happens.  You'll learn something and you might find it works out great.
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