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Thread: Pin size envy

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    Default Pin size envy

    Up til now, I've only printed one color.

    However, I will be going to multiple colors at some point.

    though I have a standard set of pins and tabs, I recently saw someone printing with smaller pins.

    Where most pins are about .1 inch-2 millimeter, these pins looked to be about 2/3 that height.

    It seems that that would cause less stress and wear on the screens.

    However, I person using them said she bought them back when she was in school, and has no idea where to get them now.

    If anyone knows where to get these shorter pins (they seemed to be the same diameter as all the other pins I've seen), I'd appreciate it.

    Thanks,

    Jim

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    Ask Luna, she's the only pinhead I know.

    Peel and stick tabs, same height as your stock, 2 in one corner, one along the side (3 point register)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andymac View Post
    Peel and stick tabs, same height as your stock, 2 in one corner, one along the side (3 point register)
    Which corner and which side?

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    Two tabs on the longest side, and the closest corner, so it's easy to reach. Put your corner tabs close together so you can feel them/hold the paper against them with 1 finger, the slide the paper into the side tab.


    3 point register. Try it, you'll like it.
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    DO IT! Do what andy mac says! he taught me that and i truly have had SOOO little issue with registration as long as my films are good. gone are the days of 'go-be-gone' and scraping my table.

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    +1 for three-point registration, but only on cut edges. I can't get deckled edges to register any closer than 1/16". The soft edge keeps smushing down farther every time I butt it up against the tabs.

    Soft smushy butts

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    with deckle, if you don't want to trim it off, trim your corner with scissors, make a small cut about 1/4-1/2" long - just long enough for the register tab (make it small), and then another at the other end of the long side, just take the deckleing off so you have a solid edge. You won't notice visually.

    But - this is important - you have to use the same setup piece for each colour to get the location/angle exact for the register tab. mark it on the paper. If this changes slightly you are screwed.
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