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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 take up time, space (but not much) 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...

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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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How to screen print (from scratch) by Boom Done Shop

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The first and no doubt what will be one of the most read guest blog posts comes from Boom Done Shop. It's a great blog to read if you're starting out and want to get set up without spending a small fortune! Boom Done Shop: I didn't go to fashion college, I woke up one morning and decided I was going to do this. If you want to learn how to screen print too, this guide will help you get started and dodge some pitfalls. In a sentence, screen printing is creating an image on a surface by pressing ink...

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Step Test: Finding your exposure time

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Step Test: Finding your exposure time Exposing screens using Photo Emulsion can be tough, every set up is different and it's easy to miss something. Doing a step test and by checking the key points below, you'll find your perfect exposure time, for your set up, your environment and the equipment you have. Key points to check: - Transparencies. Hold it up to a light, it if it not blocking it, it won't work. Read our guide to making great art work for transparencies. - The transparency is flat and tight to the screen. Foam one side, thin glass the...

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