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    Default edge of darkness

    anyone have a approx distance that image should stay away from edges of screen. How close can i get with my image to the edge (or frame) before i need to increase my screen size. This at first glance looks like a lame thread but Lets make this thread count guys. Whos with me. Lets make this the most awsomest thread ever. no but seriously any rule of thumb?

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    the more space you got, the easier and nicer it prints.
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    Todo es empezar.

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    This is going to be great.

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    leave at least 6 inches all the way around man.

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    Yeah, bigger is better.

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    Andy's book has all of this kind of info in one quick reference. You should really pick up a copy - it comes in hand quite regularly for this kind of stuff. Squeegeeville Buy the Book – expanded 2nd edition now available!

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    ur gonnawant to be able to well your ink.

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    Or, do what thousands have done. Get a shitty speedball screen, get a squeegee that barely fits inside, measure the inside of your screen, then make your art 1" smaller - then wonder why it bleeds all over at the top and bottom, and won't print on the sides.

    Then decide screenprinting is messy and sucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andymac View Post
    Or, do what thousands have done. Get a shitty speedball screen, get a squeegee that barely fits inside, measure the inside of your screen, then make your art 1" smaller - then wonder why it bleeds all over at the top and bottom, and won't print on the sides.

    Then decide screenprinting is messy and sucks.

    Hey I resembled that remark!

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    You can't print perfectly using frames that have got small distance between squeegee and inner side of the frame. I suggest to keep free about 12 better 15 centimeters from the side of the squeegee to the inner side of the frame. If you have a smaller screen try, then try to print the same job and you'll see a big difference: the mesh will return in its position like the rest of the mesh, the print won't have a distortion and the ink will be more flat/even/uniform. In other words you can print easier and your life will be better. If you won't to burn 2 screens make a film with the same art on the center of the screen and on the sides of the screen, then print and you'll see the difference, especially after the first prints.

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