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    Default exposing woes....image distorted on screen

    i was wondering if anyone has ever exposed a screen and had the image get distorted or skewed a little. I shot a screen today and when i went to register the image of the screen did not line up with film i used. any one have this issue or figure out why it happens...btw i am using a exposure unit with black lights and a vacuum lid...

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    Have you lined up the positives with each other to see if there is any distortion in them?

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    yeah i tried lining them up...it's happened in the past...but never figured out why...

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    Are you saying that was the problem?

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    no...i meant i've tried lining them up and the films are right on, but when i check it against the exposed screen the image on the screen doesn't line up...crazyness

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    Sure doesn't make much sense. There are no signs on the screen of the vacuum having been weak, like detail lost in the areas that are distorted?

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    no weak vacuum here...no loss in detail...it was a perfectly burned screen until i went to register...

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    And the prints aren't distorted somehow, they match the first sep perfectly? A rogue screen is just shrinking your stencil or some shit? Maybe this should be on Zeitgeist or whatever,

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    Are you stretching your own screens? How close to the edge of the frame is the image?

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    What kind of positive? paper or mylar will expand/flatten and so the image on the screen will be bigger than the positive. if the screen has a warp, the vac unit can pull it flat during exposure.

    Did you check for rips or loose mesh on the edge of the screen?
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