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    Default new at screenprinting and need advice

    hey everyone my name is sebastian and i want to start screenprinting. i have some designs on my computer that i want to put on canvas but my problem is twofold. first i've never done any screenprinting before and second the images i have would be large format, something along the lines of 7 feet by 6 feet. where do i start?

    any advice would be great

    sebastian

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    Start by not doing it.

    Seriously though, first of all you won't want to pay that much for screens that large, let alone, squeegees that big or oversized films.

    Contract it out (still going to cost you an arm and a leg.) or go waaaay smaller until you get your sea legs.

    Too much to write here.

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    it pains me to agree with Phoon ... but yes
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    Apply for on-the-job training to: andywarhol@thefactory.com

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    phoon et al. thanks for the reply and i like your advice to simply not do it which is always an agreeable option for someone like me, but i have a neanderthal-like drive inside of me telling me i have to do it.

    i'm not sure i would need a large squeegee because the sections all require different colors and they are all pretty small.

    what i'm not sure about is how to get the image on my computer onto something i could silkscreen. i'm pretty much hellbent on doing it myself but not opposed to getting someone to print it for me and help me set it up so i can get my design onto the fabric and color it.

    what to do?

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    brainiac, i tried writing to andywarhol@thefactory.com and he didn't write back. i wonder if his server's down?

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    What does your artwork look like? Could you tile it out with smaller more manageable screens instead of one large screen?

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    mikeage, i was thinking about doing that but there's a certain level of precision that i need and i'm not sure i'll be able to pull it off by tiling.

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    You're thinking way too big. Outside of your manageability. Prove me wrong.

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    skatradioh, not sure it's about proving anything, at least on my part it isn't. i'm looking at it as a problem to be solved not proved.

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