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  1. #1

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    Default ScreenPrinting in DC

    I'm moving to Washington DC from Providence and I'm on the lookout for a public or semi-public facility where I can print for a not-too-large fee. I tried Pyramid Atlantic but they were trying to rape my wallet with $60-$100 A DAY (8 hrs) printing fees. And I woulda had to show my portfolio to a "master printer."

    I'm sort of unfamiliar with the DC area so any leads would be appreciated. I know how to print on fabric/paper/etc already so I don't need to take an introductory workshop.

    athank you



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    thats a good price, do they supply with everything you need or not

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    even if that's a good price, I don't have that kind of money. My prints don't bring in enough money to support that. I have screens and inks and everything I need except for an exposure table, print table and a pressure washer.

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    Make it.
    Don't let stuff like that stop you. We all want an Idea shop but as long as you have a room and desire all the rest will come into play. When I first started out it was all done in a room and it was all hand made from what ever I could get my hands on. I started shooting my screens with the sun. A flat piece of masonite and some hinge claps. Tape down the corners of the paper so it wouldn't lift, stacking stuff where ever I could. like PJ harvey said. "Is this Desire"

    -loco

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    i was screenprintting in dc when i was in 5th grade. you don't need to rent a shop.

    jiffy hinges: $20.00

    you can use a little spray tack to hold the sheet down $5.00 per can

    the sun to expose. Free

    use a garden hose to rinse the screen after exposure and get high pressure nozzel to reclaim with. Use a good emulsion reclaimer though, that will make the emulsion just melt right off.

    it's rad to have all the killer equipment to print, but it can be done with out it very easily.

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    What he said, except it was grade 11. I used nylons from the goodwill store for mesh, boy was I stupid.

    Just (try and) do it.

    And yes the price is good for what you get ( a full shop and equipment) I rent mine for $300 per day...
    Andymac

    services www.squeegeeville.com
    equipment www.tmiscreenprinting.com

    Todo es empezar.

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    $100 a day? i built a nice vacuum table to do my prints on for around $150 and use a $5 work light to expose the screens with.



    look back a few threads i posted plans for my table. it was cheap and easy and works great.

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