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Photo Emulsion and Exposure Troubleshooting Tips.

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We've all been there. We think our screen looks great only to find that we have a bunch of problems when it comes to exposing them.  A few of the problems can have the same causes so if you can sort those you are on to a win.  With the super high quality screen printing products available it is rarely the products that are faulty, its almost always in the process.  Here are some common issues, the cause's and remedies. Whilst this can all sound quite negative, you can expose your own screens easily and we're here to help you...

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Screen Printing How To: Finding The Cure.

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Yes!  You have made an awesome print on your T-shirt or garment with a water based ink, you are super happy with it and want it to last for ever.  Well to make sure this happen you need to "Cure" the print, not just dry it.  In this blog we will cover the common ways to cure your print.  Not all methods will be available to everyone so we will go into more detail in a later blog.    What is curing?  Curing is the chemical bonding process that happens when the Ink is heated to a certain temperature. The...

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How to clean and reclaim your screen printing frames

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So we've already covered a little of this in our Top Tips from the Workshop: Great screens post, but there's always more to be said! This time we're looking at how to strip the screen right back, so that it is just the mesh and it can be used again for a new design. Top Tip: It's always important to clean the ink off the screen after you've finished printing, not only will you be able to use the excess ink you save, but it will make your life so much easier when you come to use that screen again,...

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Tips from the workshop: Great Screens. Prep, coating, washing and more.

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We promised you more top tips and handy hints this year. We get lots of calls about screen exposure. So in this blog we are going to cover a few of the most common problems we get asked about.  Making great screens isn't rocket science, or expensive.  Do it properly the first time. Getting great results comes down to following instructions, proper preparation and set up. Have all the right equipment and materials ready to use. Do procedures in the right order and everything will come together. Preparing and coating screens.  If you are having problems with your emulsion not staying put...

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How to screen printing with vinyl stencils

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In one gentle motion, I pulled the stencil upwards away from the T-shirt and there we have it!

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