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    The mediums are completely different that's why I stick to ink not paint.

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    You're in Brooklyn, do you order TW, or do you get something local?
    what do you think of the Holdens, from Standard Screen down by the holland tunnel?
    their opaque stuff when you're printing on darker colors is insane.

    but about the house paint - what IS the difference? can anyone say?

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    Proper ink medium is thicker house paint is meant to layflat.
    I order TW from TW in Cali

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    Housepaint pros:
    Cheap
    Available everywhere

    Housepaint cons:
    Too runny
    Difficult to do proper flood
    Dries on screens really quickly
    Clogs fine detail
    Non-archival / looks like shit over time

    Just buy a few gallons of real ink in some primary colors and start mixing, HP is a waste of time and any $ savings will be eaten up by slowing you down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellgate Industries View Post

    but about the house paint - what IS the difference? can anyone say?
    House paint is excellent for painting houses. Screen ink is really good for screenprinting.

    Personally, I never got very drunk on milk.
    Andymac

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    Todo es empezar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonkeefe View Post
    Housepaint cons:
    Non-archival / looks like shit over time
    This right here sounds like a real, honest to goodness reason why housepaint might be a bad idea, because theres nothing you can do about it. Does anyone have experience with this? what does it do, chip off? fade?

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    I came back to TW after using Speedball for years, tough at first, then I started mixing it like it was Speedball and kept my screen flooded it was as easy as the old stuff.

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    Q: How many ruined screens or failed projects does it take for the cost savings gained by using house paint instead of ink to be completely cancelled out?

    A: One.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andymac View Post
    We save these and use them over and over to print off on, then save them for wrapping paper - I have a lot of people get stuff from us, they end up putting the wrapping paper up on their wall.
    I got my 13 year old little brother-in-law a card game that he wanted for his birthday and wrapped it in a newsprint test sheet that looked particularly cool...it had a few dozen layers of test prints built up on it. He was nearly as stoked about the wrapping as he was the game. He kept it to hang up in his room. It was cool.

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    The difference between printing with crap, and printing with real ink; is that you get to stop fucking around with all the stupid problems paint and shit ink gives you, and you can focus on real printing problems that aren't enhanced via shitty mediums.

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