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From: "Richard Soennichsen"
Subject: Re: silkscreening a front panel
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NNTP-Posting-Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2003 14:18:59 EST
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Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2003 19:18:59 GMT
OK, thanks to all for their input. I am going to make a hinged "rig" to try
to get a cleaner print. Also, the ink I am using is Textile ink, commonly
used for t-shirts. I thought it might be a good choice as I can bake it on
in the oven. Has anyone used this ink?
"Harry Davidson" wrote in message
> On Thu, 09 Jan 2003 00:38:05 GMT, "Richard Soennichsen"
> >Has anyone any experience with doing their own silkscreening? I am
> >to silkscreen a front panel. (powder coated alluminum) I used photo
> >emulsion exposed through a mask made out of a transparency on a laser
> >printer. The screen came out very nice. I am having trouble getting an
> >even, non-smudged print. Any help would be appreciated.
> Hi Richard.
> I do this all the time. Your problem could be caused by lots of things
> but the first one I would suspect is that you probably have the screen
> in contact with the surface to be printed. You *must* have it clear of
> the surface, usually by about 3 to 5 mm (depending on various things
> such as screen size and tension). This clearance is called the "snap"
> in the industry terminology and is not optional.
> If that's not the problem, I could suggest other possible causes - but
> take a look at that first. Feel free to email me if you would like to
> get into details.
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