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Whats up, I saw your thread about screen printing, I own and
operate basement ink, a screen printing and design company based in
Ashland Oregon. We're starting to advertise on NS in an attempt to help
skiers get their lifestyle and art on apparel and stickers. I cant help you too much with how the process works, but if you're interested in getting your art printed we can do it for a very affordable price. If you're
interested hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org
i know you can buy screen printing kits places and theyre fairly cheap but i guess the film is what is expensive. the ink is sometimes hard to figure out from what i've seen but if you practice enough you should be able to get it right with a few costly attempts.
i did it in grade 7 what we did was take this orange paper stuff that i forget what is called but it has a clear plastic layer and a water soluble orange layer what we did was cut out our design (flipped) in the orange side making sure not to go through the plastic side then spray a small amount of water on it and put it on your screen orange side down and peel off the plastic then your ready to put your ink on it
you have to get the cloth, stretch it evenly and attach it to a frame, so it's very tight, but same tightness all over. It is easiest to just pre-stretched screens to begin with, especially if you need a bigger screen. You fill in the negative space (every part you DO NOT want ink to be on) with screen filler. I have used mod-podge (glue-ish substance you can buy at craft stores i.e. Leisure World) to do this before and found it worked better than screen filler that came with a kit. You have to make sure there isn't any little spots left unfilled, so you should always do a test print on paper to make sure it will turn out the way you want. It's also really important if you're doing a t-shirt to make sure you have fabric ink that won't wash out. When you finish you're design and it is dry it's a good idea to iron it to help the ink bond with the fabric better. I've only silk screened a few times, so I am by no means an expert, but I hope this info is useful. Especially when starting off, it's a very time consuming process, so patience is important as well.