I printed some shirts around 2005-2006 and that was the last time I gave screenprinting a shot. I used someone else's equipment then and instead of using emulsion and burning a screen I used this stuff called "blue poly" that held the image on the screen. It worked fine for short runs occasionally, but would start to crack. Prior to that around 2003-2004 I printed some shirts on my own equipment with pretty good luck on those.
Anyways, for what I did today, I used the Speedball kit. I think where I really messed up is with my transparency. I followed the guidelines that Speedball included for burning the screen, but my transparency was layered 3 times, not to mention it was also pieced together because the image to be printed was larger than the transparency sheets I have and larger than what my printer could produce. So my transparency was layered and tiled together, not the best way to go about it, I know, but I tried.
I am using some inkjet transparency sheets that I got off of ebay, and also using an Epson NX430 to print with, but the black ink is not opaque enough at least this time around. I talked with a guy that has been doing some printing lately and he told me that he has layered his transparencies with as much as 3 layers and had good luck with it.
Here is a pic of my failed attempt today. Just a little something I drew and threw together for my brothers and a few friends:
I snoop around on here, but never post. Wanting to get back into doing some printing. Need to get back on the drawing board for this one, thats for sure!