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    Default Large format screenprinting?

    Hey guys, i searched a bit but found little on this.

    Basically, I am looking at running some larger posters somewhere around 6 feet by 3.5 feet. I googled and only found some info on auto machines to print this size, i imagine it has been done and I have a few ideas about how I can pull it off but im looking to see if anyone here has tried printing this big manually and if so, how was it done or any tips.

    Thanks in advance

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    Spend a fortune on some screens and a vacuum frame for exposure, find a big ol' one-arm.

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    i don't think it's as big as you're looking for, but Jim Carrey is the artist.

    http://vimeo.com/28784380
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    It depends what the quality you'd like to achive. In the old times giant posters, glass and big substrate in general was printed manually using a big squeegee and 2 man, one on a side of the screen, one to the opposite side. Big screens are REALLY expensive and ripping a mesh on them is easy, specially on high mesh (I assume you won't print fabric).Big screens can lifted with a rope and a pulley. I suggest a diy vacuum table.

    If you're looking quality go for professional press. Ask Andymac, he sells very large presses, also manual, and sometimes happens he has got a used one for cheap in sleeve.

    Fabio

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