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    Just to add...hold the screen up with a light in...

    Just to add...hold the screen up with a light in behind, and look at your coating - it should be even, with no thick and thin areas from too much or too little or uneven pressure.

    You also don't...
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    squeegee is good - you need it approx 1" longer...

    squeegee is good - you need it approx 1" longer on each side than your print, and it needs to have a minimum 2" or more clearnace to the inside of the frame - if you have too big a squeegee on too...
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    A new tight screen - with yellow mesh - with a...

    A new tight screen - with yellow mesh - with a higher mesh count - will do wonders.

    Yellow mesh will want a longer exposure time compared to white.

    it is typical to burn the screen bottom up,...
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    Actually...Now I look at your exposed...

    Actually...Now I look at your exposed stencil....there is a distinct rounded bad washout area.....this is your exposure lamp/lack of good contact/maybe too thick coating/undercutting/lamp light.
    ...
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    If I am following this correctly (and nice test...

    If I am following this correctly (and nice test sheet film !!!) you exposed the #10 at 3 minutes, and this gave you the best result?

    So... the longer exposures were burning out or undercutting. If...
  6. Thread: Sawtoothing

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    from all you say, I think your culprit is the...

    from all you say, I think your culprit is the emulsion. If you are using solvent inks, maybe try a one pot emulsion (no diazo) that says specifically 'fine detail printing'

    I don't know those...
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    white mesh bad....causes light bounce, screws up...

    white mesh bad....causes light bounce, screws up fine detail. you want yellow. And you will get worse sawtoothing (some is expected) with 230 than 305 mesh. But if you are using white mesh, you need...
  8. Thread: Sawtoothing

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    how are you holding the positive on the screen?...

    how are you holding the positive on the screen? this is probably the culprit/problem.

    You can make a vacuum frame and still use your lamp, if the screens are small. Vacuum cleaner, some wet suit...
  9. OK, that is just fucking awesome. Holy shit. Well...

    OK, that is just fucking awesome. Holy shit. Well done sir, well done.
  10. Thread: Nhl 2014-15

    by Andymac
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    2nd overall. Go Canucks! Can't wait till...

    2nd overall. Go Canucks!

    Can't wait till Thirstday and the Shartz

    then the LAcKings and the Dorks on Sunday.

    California Dreamin'.....
  11. Thread: Nhl 2014-15

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    Wow what a comeback. Mike I promise I won't gloat...

    Wow what a comeback. Mike I promise I won't gloat if they suck. Austin's good in March for us who brave the ice and snow of winter in the north. Speaking of shithawks, they smoked Montreal's meat...
  12. Thread: Nhl 2014-15

    by Andymac
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    Nhl 2014-15

    I just got to say, after the first month, I think the Canuckleheads got over their case of Torterella Flu and they look on the mend.

    Great to see Linden at the helm, Willie D. behind the bench -...
  13. ah fuck it, for 700, it's a beauty press, no...

    ah fuck it, for 700, it's a beauty press, no matter what.

    Good luck.
  14. ....another few questions So, the bottom stop...

    ....another few questions

    So, the bottom stop - any way to adjust this up higher (you probably have looked) We have a similar set up on our jaguar autos, we can actually move the two air cylinders...
  15. is there a bottom limiter for the travel on the...

    is there a bottom limiter for the travel on the cylinders?

    is it the contact with the table that puts the top of the cylinder in the halfway position? (the air is forcing it down, but the contact...
  16. ah I see - I only saw the kippax parallel lift. ...

    ah I see - I only saw the kippax parallel lift.

    Now looking at the 2nd machine....We used to have it so the squeegee dropped and came forward slightly at the end of the flood stroke. (on our...
  17. you have a clamshell or a parallel lift? I am...

    you have a clamshell or a parallel lift? I am confused.

    Maybe that's why I would like some pictures?
  18. We had a 3000 and now a 1030, both sliding table....

    We had a 3000 and now a 1030, both sliding table.

    Can you get the Thieme USA guys to give you some baseline set up guides? I'm going to assum if you are running sheets, the table should be pretty...
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    Hand table? Use a vacuum cleaner. We use little...

    Hand table? Use a vacuum cleaner. We use little shark models for demos they are fine, but they burn out. Find a used vacuum cleaner, if you have an ajoining closet or another room, stick it in there....
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    Good reports on the textile white, I haven't used...

    Good reports on the textile white, I haven't used it myself yet, but a few of my students are using and liking.
  21. Sharpest prints are achieved when the stencil has...

    Sharpest prints are achieved when the stencil has some emulsion under mesh (it's actually described as emulsion over mesh EOM - but on the underside. this is a measurable thing - Rz - ) at a minimum,...
  22. good for pornographic posters too!

    good for pornographic posters too!
  23. It's obviously excited by the San Hosers start to...

    It's obviously excited by the San Hosers start to the season...kind of like a press boner, so the front goes up.

    Did it just start doing it?
  24. is it riding on the squeegee coming forward? it's...

    is it riding on the squeegee coming forward? it's forcing the head up?

    Does the head come up when you cycle the machine without the squeegee /flood in? this would tell you whether the peel is...
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    How big are your images? I know a few people in...

    How big are your images? I know a few people in Montreal might be able to help.
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