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    Default Making My own screens

    Ok...so i am getting ready to make some screens...if my screens are gonna be about 28 x 32", whats size/kind wood should i use? 2 x 4's? I took a screen printing class about 8 years ago, but i remember nothing..i went to the library and got a book on screen printing, but i am not so sure i want to follow their directions on building a screen. the one in the book looks like shit.

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    buy premade. there worth every penny if you treat them right

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    don't waste your time

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    agreed. go to victoryfactory.com or ryanrss.com. its worth the extra money to know youre getting good shit. id go aluminum too.


    Quote Originally Posted by bilbur
    buy premade. there worth every penny if you treat them right

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    yeah..i wanna go that route but i am a bit poor right now...

    but i will indeed check out those links. thanks peeps.

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    to me there is no since in stretching you own frams unless they are total specialty deals. i think around here a can get a 200 mesh 23x31 w/ aluminum frame for 25 bucks. but the time i bought mesh and took the time to do it i would have atleast doubled that. more power to ya to do things on your own isn't to cost effective for me.

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    If your time is worth 35 cents an hour. go for it.
    "I guarantee, the image will not be fade off and you will be pleasure it too. " - a bootlegger
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    it costs me a third of the price to stretch my own screens, so there's no way id ever buy one. use 2 by 2's.
    they work the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dance Party
    it costs me a third of the price to stretch my own screens, so there's no way id ever buy one. use 2 by 2's.
    they work the best.
    how do you get the tension even and tight?
    i tried to make my own screens a few years back but they ended up so shitty and unusable i just gave the mesh to my buddy to make kief-hash with.

    that said...i do lov my new aluminum frames...so light and solid and straight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by newseamus
    Quote Originally Posted by Dance Party
    it costs me a third of the price to stretch my own screens, so there's no way id ever buy one. use 2 by 2's.
    they work the best.
    how do you get the tension even and tight?
    i tried to make my own screens a few years back but they ended up so shitty and unusable i just gave the mesh to my buddy to make kief-hash with.

    that said...i do lov my new aluminum frames...so light and solid and straight!
    Exactly. What you pay out for a night of drinks will buy you a screen that will work for you for years.

    If you are going to go to the effort of printing, then make your effort 'effortless'. Undertentioned screens are hard to coat evenly, harder to print through, hard to acheive good register/sharp image, and hard to reclaim.
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