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Bond Girl
« Reply #30 on: January 22, 2007 08:59:37 PM »

Hi again everyone,

I was wondering, I am really wanting to try the emulsion process, like I think I have mentioned a few times, however the tutorials I have read say that you need to wash the non-set emulsion out afterwards with a pressurised hose, however, I thought that we weren't allowed to use these any more with the water restrictions?  I could be wrong, and I should check it out properly on the water website, but I was wondering if there are any other options that could be used inside?

Also, does anyone have any water-saving tips to help reduce how much you use for screenprinting?  I usually use a bit to wash my screen afterwards and I like to ensure that there's no paint left in it at all, but have cut down how much I fill the laundry trough up and try and use the same water if I'm doing more than one print in a day.  Also, do you think you can still use the regular hose to quickly squirt screens during the watering times, or can we only use the hose then for watering?

Anyway, hope that makes sense...  Just wondered what others are doing as there's no details about water saving for crafts on the water website Wink

I'm very into Britney Spears' early work, before she sold out, so mostly her, um, finger painting and macaroni art.
« Reply #31 on: January 31, 2007 11:53:46 PM »

The only thing I can see about high-pressure hoses on the water restrictions website is that you can't use them to wash your car.  Last year at uni, we were still using the high pressure hose to strip our screens.

I have this little thing I got from my dad, but I haven't used it yet -- it's a high-pressure squirter that hooks up to a little 3-litre tank thing instead of the tap.

Bond Girl
« Reply #32 on: February 01, 2007 05:29:16 PM »

Thanks for your reply crumpet!  So you think it's still ok to use them outside?  I mean if you can't have the hose on except for those hours you are designated by your street number I would have thought you can't use other kinds of hoses outside those times either Sad

I'm very into Britney Spears' early work, before she sold out, so mostly her, um, finger painting and macaroni art.
« Reply #33 on: February 02, 2007 12:17:38 AM »

I dunno.  Our high pressure hose at uni is inside, connected up to a trough.  Perhaps you should call the water people if yr concerned?

Upon further inspection of the thing I got from my dad's shed, it looks more like a pressure-driven portable sprayer thing than something with the power to strip a screen.  Damn.

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