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    Default green whipersnaper seeking advice

    -can i use latex house paint and if so do how do i prevent screendrying or is it an issue?
    -any good all purpose paper recommendations that are easy to find online or in stores?
    -can anyone direct me to a how to video or thread that shows how films such as rubylith are used. (is it used for creating images, or blocking)?
    -I cant seem to find large screens any suggestions (or do i build my own, which is hard to do given my space restrictions.)
    -where do unicorns come from?

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    two words:

    Go see Steve at Screwball
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    Todo es empezar.

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    and what's a "whipersnaper"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andymac View Post
    two words:

    Go see Steve at Screwball
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    Good luck getting a decent answer. Go premium or go home.

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    or search the threads. Each of the questions is answered in detail. Except for the unicorn thing. PM Richie Goodtimes on that one.
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    Todo es empezar.

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    1) Yes you can, but if this is your first soiree, it will make you hate printing. Buy some retarder to use with it.
    2) There's a lot of actual paper stores in Chicago that are awesome. Buying online is usually at a premium (try mrfrench.com for small quantities) and most vendors charge a crazy markup on broken cases, which is when you buy less than a full package (250-500 sheets).
    3) YouTube - J Dilla Stencil Art for cutting rubylith. It's the first result on youtube, so just search a little harder. The red areas block light, and become the open areas in your stencil, i.e. the printing areas.
    4) Lots of suppliers have large screens, locally and in different spots around the US. But it's not a point and click industry, so you have to pick up a phone and call for estimates. Try Victory Factory in NY, or Midwest Screen Supply (?). There's another place in Chicago, but I can't remember the name.
    5) Unicorns turned into narwhals after the "flood." Before that, they used to fight dinosaurs and carry out the events portrayed in Harry Potter.

    Alternately, you should search under "printing with house paint," "buying paper," "Rubylith," "buying screens" and read everything that seems relevant. If that seems like too much work, maybe you should reconsider printing.

    go premiummmmmmm, go to steve!

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    thanks, premium requires money, which i will get soon and go premium, thanks for your input. got so many ideas just such a drag to try to implement them on a peasants salary. I have heard of steves place before, but wasnt sure how to arrange something with him, tried to email him via his site but nothing really happened. Thought maybe i didnt meet the height discrepencies or possibly smelled funny.

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    I'm usually pretty goods about answering emails. Try again.
    Taking a class is a bit more expensive than going Premium, though.
    I can't smell you via email.
    "I guarantee, the image will not be fade off and you will be pleasure it too. " - a bootlegger
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    Interning is a good start too.

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