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Thread: Larger Screens

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    Default Larger Screens

    So I have been doing screen printing by hand for years, last week I finally upgraded and got a used American Tempo for a good price. Its been fun figuring out how to use the press.

    When printing 18x24 posters by hand I use 25x36" screens but I need to get some larger screens than that to be able to print 18x24 prints on this press. I have been looking around and it seems that Victory Factory has pretty good prices on large screens. Does anyone have any other suggestions? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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    If you shop for the lowest price, you will waste your money on shit frames with shit mesh.
    Likewise, confining your search to vendors with online ordering/checkout.

    Ideally, find a company serving the local screenprint industry. Call commercial print shops and ask where they get screens made.
    I go to Graphic Screen Fashion in Elgin IL...they have no website. I expect there is something similar in central OH and certainly in Cleveland.

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    i just had Ryonet make me some custom screens to max out my Cameo. they weren't cheap but i wont have to try and squeeze a large print on a tiny screen ever again.

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    Just to add, mesh makes the difference here. The cheap guys are cheap because they use cheap mesh, and also don't bother doing a stretch-rest-stretch cycle.
    cheap mesh rips easy, and slack mesh doesn't coat or print as nice as tight.
    Sefar is a good mesh. Same with Saati and NBC (Murikami) Your supplier should be able to tell you what brand they are using.
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    Thanks, Ive been searching around just looking at options because I wasnt happy with the last place I went. So I am trying to find a good spot for large screens.

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    All the art punks who walk into our shop want gigantor screens. At 300 bucks a pop and three months lead time, maybe I'll learn to weld my own frames.

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    We get large screens (65"x83") stretched at Victory Factory and they do a good tight job.

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    Luther post that pic of the wall size screen.

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    to stay to the topic.

    when i lived in columbus i went here for everything

    Richardson Supply Warehouse Location & Driving Directions

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    Yeah, I use them for pretty much everything. I will probably end up going to them for those screens. They treat us right!

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