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« on: April 19, 2010 10:23:35 AM »

Hi everybody!

I am new to silk screening. My goal is to be able to print old photos with the look of old newspaper pictures (I think they are called rasterized pictures?!) Here is a good example what I mean:


In the example the screen is red. The emulsion I have used is blue and cannot produce very detailed images (The result is that Che Guevara-t-shirt-type. Don't know how to explain better!!!)

What is that red emulsion and does it have different exposure times compared to others. Any information would be helpful!

I'm sorry, my silk screening lingo may be a bit lost Smiley

Thanks beforehand, Pave

Oh, I almost forgot! My intention is to print to fabric.
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2010 11:34:21 AM »

From what I understand your shirts are coming out block black and white where you want some shading like the naners shirt right? I'm not sure but it looks like she used a "filter" of graph like lines overtop of her image because you can see graph like lines which  emphasize cross-hatch like shading. She also printed it in grayscale not pure black and white. Try reducing your exposure time so you don't overexpose. I'm not sure if that helps but i'd try a few things on scraps beforehand. Goodluck!
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2010 10:47:28 AM »

I'm not sure that your emulsion is the problem. Do you know what mesh count your screen is? The higher the mesh count the more detail you'll get out of the screen.

This thread has some information on mesh counts.

You can also go to http://www.rhinotoughgraphics.com to get some screens at a higher mesh count for a little less money than the local art stores.
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2010 12:05:13 AM »

Thank you VERY VERY VERY much! Smiley

I finally was able to try silk screening again, and with your help I made a quite detailed picture. I dont dare to post a picture, because I know the person in the picture doesnt necessarily want her face in the internet Smiley

Anyways. The result wasnt perfect, but with a few more tries I know its going to be great!

Thanks again!
« Last Edit: October 03, 2010 11:42:13 AM by pave » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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