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    using dye

    We printed using regular leather dyes. We printed for a company who sold leather chess boards (thick), they would burn the grid onto the leather then we added red or black dye to gum arabic, you can...
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    If you have a vinyl cutter and a heat press the...

    If you have a vinyl cutter and a heat press the Sisser Stripflock is great. We have used it on 130lb Strathmore wove cover
    very dramatic, good color pallet.
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    I charge $70.00 per screen, this includes an...

    I charge $70.00 per screen, this includes an imagesetter film positive, coating, burning and reclaiming of the screen.
    Then its $1.50 per pull (3 color = 3 pulls = $4.50 per print) on a 250 run the...
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    Tusche block out

    Tusche can also be painted directly onto the screen (like Speedball drawing fluid).
    Then the screen is coated with a solution of Elmer's Glue and water. The tusche
    is cleaned out with mineral...
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    scuff barrier is the problem

    Metallic inks trap poorly, to keep them from scuffing they have a surface finisher that raises to the top as they dry. Trap is one of those multi-use terms that can mean a slight over print to aid...
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    we trim our regular squeegees to 3"

    when I was sourcing parts I talked with Jerry, he sent a parts list, I can post if needed. I just trim my regular squeegee to 3" height (from the bottom of the blade) and then use 1/4 20 machine...
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    Lettering Bible

    I have been spending time with Leslie Cabarga's Logo Fonts & Lettering Bible, a little love/hate! He has a rye sense of humor and seems to pick on printers (of which I a one) more than I find...
  8. Diffusion Dither in Photoshop is file size...

    Diffusion Dither in Photoshop is file size dependent. If your grayscale scan is at 200 dpi you will get large enough sized dots to hold in screen printing. 400 dpi is roughly the same size dot as the...
  9. I have worked with the Jiffy clamps to create a...

    I have worked with the Jiffy clamps to create a pretty flexible print table. I can insert spacers under the clamp assembly to easily accommodate thicker material, just did some 1/2" corrugated...
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    Think Zines!

    It will be difficult to be competitive for "real" work like letterhead, envelopes and brochures. But Zines are a fun occasional use for a press like this especially if you can offer a letterpress or...
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