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    Default Thin border around acetate after burning.

    Hi there,

    Im completely new to this and Im getting by using found/free tools and materials and yes I know Im being a bum but times are tough!

    The latest problem Im encountering is that the edges from around the acetate are been exposed as a thin border on the screen.

    As my resources are limited Ive being printing using an ink jet printer and in order to expose larger images Ive had to stick separate pages together. This is exposing a bunch of lines where the acetates meet. Im also using a 500 watt halogen floodlight hanging above it for 20 mins to expose, would this be refracting the light?

    How do you guys expose/print negatives?

    Thanks


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    Possibly expose it for a bit longer? Sounds like the light is refracting a bit. I get this sometimes unless I use a large/strong exposure unit. Try and get larger transparencies so all you have to do is tape/blockout the outer edges.

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    Ahh ok, this is what I thought. Thanks for your help dude, much appreciated.

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    Stick a piece of cardboard or black foam board on the ink side of the screen and put some towels under it to press it snug against the mesh. Then put your glass on top of the print side.

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    Ahh ok sweet. I asked a friend and they said to paint the holes on the screen with emulsion and expose it again. This seems to have worked.

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