So this weekend I'm going to pick up some 8oz paint samples, a bottle of floetrol, and get down and dirty printing some 4 colors with house paints. I've been through a bunch of the older threads on here where people talk about using it, but I just wanted to ask it one more time: anyone have any words of wisdom about this? Tips, tricks, wizardry that might be helpful?
I failed and it sucked, and instead of saving money I ended up wasting it. In dismay I turned to the bottle, and my life swirled down the toilet: my family left me, I lost my home and my pride. Finally I turned to degrading myself on the street, for crack change. And that's where you'll find me today... all because I ignored the dire warnings of my elders and tried to find answers for myself.
The moral of my sad tale is: Never experiment with anything, ever.
Any tips you want to offer, Connie? I'm going to have an assistant laying out the prints after I pull them so I'm going to be able to move at a pretty decent clip, and the run is only going to be about 25 pieces. Other than speed and keeping the screen wet is there anything else I should be aware of?
I read online that misting the screen with water before your first pull and after every few pulls helps stop things from blocking up. Any experience with that?
I recently used yellow and white housepaints for a poster run of 120pcs (as I ran out of my usual wb-ink supplies). worked a charm no problems at all. They do lie down differently though, more rough to the touch and a tad "bubbly" in texture.
I always pre-wet my screen with a wetish-moist cloth, no matter what WB inks i use. I find this stops them gunking up,and I hardly ever have to clean a screen during the run. Not fluffing about, working at speed, definitely helps too.