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    Default Screen Print Starter kit...

    I'm looking at buying this package and also getting some screen hinge clamps. I'm more interested in printing posters than tees.

    Does this look like a good kit to learn on?

    Screen Printing Starter Kit, Silk Screening Kit


    Thanks

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    huh, cool way of doing the exposure. I'd say for $200boners it's definitely a good place to start. But I'd recommend looking around this here site a little bit more on materials and processes.. Should be able to do some pretty great stuff if you put some research in it. I'd also suggest becoming a premium member, as it will let you see some other great info - including a inexpensive way to build a vacuum table.
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    Yeah looks fine for a starter to me too. The exposure rig made me chuckle. Really you just need hinge-clamps, screen, squeegee, emulsion and ink.

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    thanks fellas. i'll hold off for now, but i tend to get overwhelmed with too much theoretical practice and not enough physical process.

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    Yep. Premium membership and Andy's book, Squeegeeville Screenprinting Today
    Really all you need.

    But like stated above, that starter kit isn't a horrible setup to start with - just know you could end up not using half of it and/or outgrowing most of it if you end up wanting to go further with printing posters. That screen and platen can't even hold a 13"x19" size paper. Seems to be more of a t-shirt setup to me.

    There are a couple of threads in here where people have documented their initial setup and trial and error. Search it out and good luck.

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    I like the exposure set-up. That would be a cool start up system if it allowed for bigger prints. You might be better off getting a set of jiffy clamps and a cheap 2nd hand table. Or, if your handy, get the vacuum table plans from the premium section and build one of those. Screenprinting Today is an invaluable resource. I read it cover to cover before setting up my basement system and it really helped.

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    In the USA, you can get the book from amazon if diesel fuel doesn't have them.

    http://www.amazon.com/Screen-Printin.../dp/0944094619
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    Todo es empezar.

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    it is a tshirt setup, i thought I could get this and add some clamps to a table; then i'd have a setup for both posters and tee's

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    thanks, i saw that it was on there and it's a couple bucks cheaper.... is one preferable to the other as far as supporting the creator rather than some giant evil corporation? haha

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    whooo even cheaper at Ryonet...

    Screen Printing DVD, Screen Printing Video, Screen Printing Book

    scroll down a bit, it's $31 - them's cCRAZY prices I tell you!

    the only place you would find it cheaper is at Flatstock!
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