First post here. I'm trying to get into screen printing. Mostly for a hobby, but hopefully for some extra cash.
I'm pretty savy digitally and have gathered enough plans from this site to build an exposure unit and a printing pallate.
What i'm stuck on is creating the transparancies to burn my screens. do i just pony up the money to buy a big ass printer and some film or are there other methods?
If getting a printer is the only way are there suggestions?
The oil method doesn't have to be messy - just use enough to rub in and make the paper somewhat translucent. I used this method until I bought a second hand Epson ink jet capable of 13"x19" prints. The baby oiled kinkos large format prints were a good and cheap way to get started. After buying films from a local shop though, I knew I'd eventually get my own large(r) format ink jet. Have fun.