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    Default Does anybody expose their screens like this?

    Hey guys. So I saw this video by Printed threads https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q70msWpoAZo and at about the 27th second they show that they hang their screens on the wall and point a lamp at it. I talked to Brett from Printed Threads (who is awesome) and it works for them because they print their seps directly onto the emulsion and dont have to worry about the film coming up and getting a bad exposure.

    I still want to do this at home though cause I think it could save a ton of space. Have a little screen hanging area and a lamp come down from the ceiling. I'm thinking it could work if I could build some sort of shadow box type thing where the glass would be flush against the screen and press down on the film and keep it flat.

    Has anybody seen something like that before??

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    Use large vacuum bags (for storing winter clothes, blankets). Place your screen and a piece of foam in the bag and suck the air out. Smooth the wrinkles. Expose with any light source.

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    I'm usually wearing a trench coat when I expose things.

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    You can also skip an additional step and get a direct to screen printer which prints the emulsion/image directly on the screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squeegeethree View Post
    You can also skip an additional step and get a direct to screen printer which prints the emulsion/image directly on the screen.
    I found it to be cheaper to just cut the coated mesh out of the screen to run it through my 9900 then duct tape the mesh back to the frame. Works AMAZINGLY well! If i don't have enough frames i just get four friends to hold the screen over the platen.

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    It's even cheaper to just make the artwork directly on the T-shirt with duct tape itself I've found.

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    Hey guys! I went ahead and applied all of your suggestions and they worked great! Now I'm penniless and covered in tape.

    @Rochambo what is the age of the screens you're exposing yourself to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by caseycityhall View Post
    Hey guys! I went ahead and applied all of your suggestions and they worked great! Now I'm penniless and covered in tape.

    @Rochambo what is the age of the screens you're exposing yourself to?
    What are you? A cop. :P

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