So I suppose i should start by introducing myself. Hello! My name is john, i reside in chicago, have been a designer and illustrator for a few years but have just recently gotten into screenprinting...but i absolutely love it. Anyway, i dont know if this is the best way to do this (perhaps i should make seperate threads) but i just thought id ask all of you some questions thatve been on my mind in regards to printing:
1)I currently have access to an amazing vaccum exposure unit..whihc allows me to expose sans-serif text down to around 8pts. in size. But often times i have trouble printing such small text...is there a way to get around this? All of my printing problems in regards to small text or line work usually happens with black ink as well...any ideas?
2)I run a clothing line and we have been digitally transfering pigment to silk for these scarves, but it is extremely expensive...I would like to print them by hand but im not sure what type of ink is best..or what the best way to secure a piece of silk to a table for accurate registration would be..
3) what type of ink is used to print on compact discs?
4) for those of you that print with house paint..what are the pros and cons?
Thanks so much if you can find time to answer one or all of these questions..id greatly appreciate it...sorry if this post seems obnoxious..but really im just knowledge hungry, i promise : )