After years of not tearing or ripping or splitting a screen, I am suddenly plagued by it! 6 screens in two months. I've checked my squeegee, scrubbed my table, resurfaced my table and still the splits keep coming!
Today, I watched as a small slit opened.. I rushed to try and stop it and possibly tape it up but I was too late and the whole screen split wide open.
I am at a loss as to what else has possibly changed. I am coating the screens at my old studio and printing at my new. Could a slight change in temperature or humidity cause the screen to stretch? Maybe I'm getting dust or dirt in my emulsion?