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How to screen print fabric on your dining room table!

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We don't just like to keep things simple, things are simple. Overcomplicating things more often than not just leads to not getting them started. Here's our four step guide to screen printing fabric on the dining room table, the coffee table, kitchen table or any table! (it doesn't even need to be a table!)  Screen printing is as easy as: 1. Get your design on to a screen (we can help with this) 2. Put some fabric on the dining room table 3. Pop some ink on the screen. 4. Pull the ink across the screen. We did say it was...

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How to screen print on paper & card

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Screen printing on paper or card is pretty much the same as screen printing on fabric and it's easier than you might think!  First off, you don't need a fancy set up. A little bit of space, a table top and a couple of screen printing products will get you going. In a nutshell you'll need: A screen, a squeegee and some ink. We do a handy kit with all three in: Screen, squeegee, ink kit. You can get as complicated as you like after that, but the process of putting ink on a screen and pushing it through the mesh...

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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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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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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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