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    I guess I need to find someone who will print my...

    I guess I need to find someone who will print my positives on inkjet then...
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    film positive distortion

    So I recently learned that printing your positives at the copy shop on standard laser printers can cause the film to warp a bit and screw up registration. Does anyone have any tips for printing...
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    fair enough, I think I might realize that what I...

    fair enough, I think I might realize that what I have in mind might be useless if I knew a bit more what I was doing, anyway no sense trying to explain. The one arm bandit is sick though, I was...
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    you are right, should I just mist it with a spray...

    you are right, should I just mist it with a spray bottle? I guess people use distilled water is that a real necessity?
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    hinge and clamp system upgrade

    I'm currently planning a new setup for my apartment studio. Currently I use your standard speedball metal hinges which clamp directly onto the screens. My biggest frustration with that is when I want...
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    yeah opaque black, I didn't have any clogging...

    yeah opaque black, I didn't have any clogging issues the second time around, I'm not sure what caused that. I seem to get clogging sometimes really directly on the first pass and then I just can't...
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    for anyone who's had the issue, I ended mixing...

    for anyone who's had the issue, I ended mixing with speedball transparent base and it worked great, still very opaque and glossy.
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    I just tested with speedball and the type was...

    I just tested with speedball and the type was coming through almost perfectly. Mixing seems like a good option, I want that nice glossy finish though so I don't want to over do the mixing. I thought...
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    TW black - difficulties

    I'm knocking out a 14 point light typeface from a big black square with TW 5000 series (with 230 mesh). The job is beginning to seem impossible the type just fills up entirely with black.

    First...
  10. ok, well I'm glad beer is involved either way,...

    ok, well I'm glad beer is involved either way, thanks
  11. do you mean I should not print it bleed? like cut...

    do you mean I should not print it bleed? like cut the film so its smaller then my paper and leaves a thin border all around?

    but then you say "You still want to trim the film/image to barely...
  12. no trimming room for registration marks

    So I need to print a two color on the back of a poster that has been offset printed and trimmed to it's final size. So for my two color I can't print the registration marks and trim them off, how...
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    Turns out it stretched them all to hell, must be...

    Turns out it stretched them all to hell, must be in the way I made the screens I guess. I think the next ones will be factory stretched metal frames.
  14. Yep tabs on the first color, I'll try placing the...

    Yep tabs on the first color, I'll try placing the tabs as you said though BR, sounds like a better method.

    I also realized something, I was using the arms under the paper method with the film to...
  15. ok thats interesting I'll give that a go, I don't...

    ok thats interesting I'll give that a go, I don't really have a proper drying rack, so I guess I can just lay my paper out somewhere or hang it or something? Tuffy I use the arms on the back of the...
  16. Hey thanks for the response, I just got home from...

    Hey thanks for the response, I just got home from a hard day of zero good prints and am racking my brain over it... I don't think there is movement in the clamp but I will definitely double check...
  17. I'm about to lose it, registration gives no love

    how the hell do you register prints properly... My first print is actually pretty much perfect every time but after that, all the other ones are off.

    I'm trapping my artwork and I'm using...
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    yeah sorry to cause confusion, I guess he didn't...

    yeah sorry to cause confusion, I guess he didn't realize what I was using the transparency for I'm not sure why he suggested that, I talked to him again and he corrected himself.
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    white ink on transparency

    I just sent some files to get some transparencies printed to burn some new images. It'll be on large format acetate, the printer suggested that I have it printed with white ink for full opaque...
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    Thanks for the advice, I just took care of it...

    Thanks for the advice, I just took care of it today, it worked great, the car wash crew was so confused...
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    On that topic what colours in the series would be...

    On that topic what colours in the series would be good to start with to achieve a wide variety by mixing? I'm looking at the options and they have yellow shade green, yellow shade red, blue shade...
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    ok that's good news, I guess part of what worried...

    ok that's good news, I guess part of what worried me is the fact that the screens are stapled on the frames, any experience with that?
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    pressure washer power

    I was wondering if there were pressure washers out there that might be too strong for a screen.

    My set up is very DIY but I dare say well made. I built my screens out of 2x2s properly varnished...
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    Are speedball fluorescent inks not normally sold...

    Are speedball fluorescent inks not normally sold yet? I just bought a bunch last month from my local art store, didn't seem new, they were even having a clearance sale on them.
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    ok so, problem solved, idiotically it turns out...

    ok so, problem solved, idiotically it turns out we were using screen fluid remover not emulsion remover. So yeah duh, obviously it didn't work, but cecilyrhys, I did by the chemicals you recommended...
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