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    Just don't mix the odd white powder with the beer.

    Just don't mix the odd white powder with the beer.
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    I am suspicious that they do have some Dyes in...

    I am suspicious that they do have some Dyes in their pigment bases, even the concentrates; I do think there is a certain level of normal solid mineral pigment, but there are also likely some...
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    Look for a 7880 if you can, I'll vouch for that...

    Look for a 7880 if you can, I'll vouch for that printer- used to be our workhorse before we got a free 9900.


    One thing that would be worthwhile (or I found it to be) -...
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    Squeegee3- Yessir, and you have far more...

    Squeegee3- Yessir, and you have far more experience with this than I! You are right in that most w/b is a urethane (even if 'acrylic' is in the name, it's an acrylic urethane)… Thus, Alkaline… And...
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    Hi; Call TW Ink and buy a gallon of SO-34. ...

    Hi;

    Call TW Ink and buy a gallon of SO-34.

    When you're done printing, before you remove the screen from the clamps/press, put some scrap/cleanup paper beneath the image and squeegee all the ink...
  6. I print on a Svecia- Euro sliding bed 4 post...

    I print on a Svecia- Euro sliding bed 4 post press- so often, I will let the bed kick out with the print still on it, and spot flash it with a hairdryer while the sheet is on the bed. Send it back in...
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    Some conditions I apply to my own work, that may...

    Some conditions I apply to my own work, that may help you:
    neat paper
    1. As already said- Paper should be cut square, with crisply trimmed/neat edges, especially the guide sides. But I try to...
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    uh yuuuuup, this is right on the money. I have...

    uh yuuuuup, this is right on the money.
    I have a table with a 4'x8' cutting mat and some sliding stops that can be bolted down- more or less the same idea as yours (I think we've talked about...
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    I generally used to find an offset shop near me...

    I generally used to find an offset shop near me that had a guillotine larger than the long end of the largest sheets I could use.

    More recently I've been using the Lawson MPU-42 that I bought. I...
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    Hi- Just curious about your OYO. Have you found...

    Hi- Just curious about your OYO. Have you found that machine to be reliable, or a pain in the neck?

    How is the density of the film, in comparison to an inkjet- more opaque? Totally opaque? Same as...
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    Didn't the OP ask about UK available stocks? ...

    Didn't the OP ask about UK available stocks?

    Stonehenge and a lot of the other recommendations are M-I-USA; I think Stonehenge is a Rising product also, so falls into that category and probably...
  12. As far as stretching screens: When I lived in...

    As far as stretching screens:
    When I lived in Atlanta- which may not be near you, but might be one of the nearest good options- this guy was really good, and really helpful. ...
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    For me, the laser film isn't as much of an issue...

    For me, the laser film isn't as much of an issue if you're getting good dense coverage. inkjet would be better, but, you know. YMMV.

    Get some better mesh, get a tighter stretched screen, get some...
  14. What really helped is that we never really got to...

    What really helped is that we never really got to unpack anything, and I actually got a signed statement from the truck driver/deliveryman explaining that the press arrived un-crated, whereas when it...
  15. http://grafixarts.shptron.com/c/metallic-foil-boar...

    http://grafixarts.shptron.com/c/metallic-foil-board
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    http://www.grafixarts.com

    http://www.grafixplastics.com/

    Try contacting these folks. They sell to consumers, though no online store at the second site- go to the first, grafixarts.com for...
  17. I know, I know, Cool Story, Bro, but hey- it was...

    I know, I know, Cool Story, Bro, but hey- it was fun. I recently sold that press for a grand when I switched to a new machine and felt good about passing it on for cheap to it's new home.

    (Lesson...
  18. Once I bought an SS-PCB for 700 dollars from a...

    Once I bought an SS-PCB for 700 dollars from a company in TX that printed coroplast signs; for that price they crated the press and shipped it to me.
    350.00 worth of LTL freight later, press...
  19. In other Svecia news, I got a medium size (47x35)...

    In other Svecia news, I got a medium size (47x35) Svecia SSM from 1994 recently- the one with the multi-color body- and had to deal with the whole tapped-frame issue; so I had my neighbors machine me...
  20. Effectively, if you install those height micros,...

    Effectively, if you install those height micros, all you'll be doing is limiting the stroke length on the squeegee bar.

    Which means you're going to use air to apply the pressure, and threads to...
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    If you send me your mailing address, I'll send...

    If you send me your mailing address, I'll send you a pint jar of the stuff I've been using for you to sample through some #230 or #305. I really have seen some fantastic results. But otherwise,...
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    (those two smaller pieces are each about 5x7" in...

    (those two smaller pieces are each about 5x7" in scale, so you can guess that some of these dots were .001 micron pen scale)
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    This is actually moot if the pigment is the...

    This is actually moot if the pigment is the correct grain size/density, the ink body is the correct formulation of tack/thickness to retardant, and the emulsion is coated correctly on the screen...
  24. Also, could you take and post some pics of your...

    Also, could you take and post some pics of your machine? It'd be good to see these areas of adjustment and understand how it works if you're seeking advice….

    One more question; if your squeegee is...
  25. So wait- are the independent adjustments for the...

    So wait- are the independent adjustments for the squeegee pressure and the off contact on your machine?

    I run a Svecia, so if yours if four post, chances are they are similar. On mine, there are...
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