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Want us to expose your screens for you?

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Looking to get your screen printing screens exposed by us? You're in the right place. Want to learn how to expose your own silk screens at home? Then check out How to expose your own screen printing frames. Whilst achievable at home, exposing screens can be tedious, takes up time, space and does need a bit of kit to do properly. In our workshop, not only do we expose screens all day long for our own printing, we also expose screens for our customers.  For a custom screen you'll need a couple of things before placing your order.  1. Knowing what size...

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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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How to make white ink POP! Discharge baby!

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So, you're keen to use waterbased inks but are finding that because the inks sink in to the fabric, the fabric can somewhat overpower them, especially when it comes to light colours on dark garments. Fear not, we've all been there! There are a couple of routes to go down: Regular ink and a discharge agent This is adding either a fluid or paste to the ink, then printing as normal. You can also use the discharge paste on a separate screen, but we find for most of our customers, mixing it in is easier. Just remember that once mixed,...

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