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    Default Washout booth thread

    OK, so you've got an exposure unit, a press, some tight screens, and now you need something a bit better than your shower or bathtub to washout and reclaim your screens....

    Following are some pics and plans for the booth in my studio. This is the 3rd version of a fiberglass over plywood I have built, they were various sizes depending on the screens we were exposing. You need to determine that and scale it. In our 2 large commercial shops, because the screens were sometimes 16 ft plus and very heavy, we built a second wall with lighting and plex face, then tiled the whole thing, with a low lip at the front to contain the drain trough. The entire room was the booth.





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    Todo es empezar.

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    Here are the instructions. Hope you can follow the scrawl.





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    cool Andy thanks, I need to build myself a washout

    what's the overall cost of this?

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    It was 9 years ago....too many brain cells destroyed....hmmmmm

    sheet plywood -$30
    box screws - $3
    Plex - used $30
    glue - $4
    fiberglassing - traded for a run of decals
    plumbing - $20
    lights - used $15

    ability to see what i was doing washing out --Priceless!
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    how do you handle the waste? I know here in the WA it is illegal to wash
    platisol down a drain. Definitely why most I know use WB inks and house paint.

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    thank you sir, this is on my 'to build' list.

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    Andymac. Why are you so nice to us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael M. Motorcycle
    Andymac. Why are you so nice to us?
    Hmmm....

    ...Because you GPers are interested, and interesting, and funny. Anyone who is making art/being creative for a living deserves all the support they can get. This is my small contribution. Hope it helps someone do something better next time....

    ...There's no hockey anymore, so I'm bored....

    ...Besides, where I live, nobody wants to talk about screenprinting. They think I'm a tourism copywriter or a fundraiser/development person for cultural projects. So now I waste hours on this site when I could be writing about fishing charters or golf packages.
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    weaponsofmassdesign - plastisol cleans up with solvents, not water, so if you're cleaning right it shouldn't be going down the drain.

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    Oh, yeah sorry I know that. I don't use platisol and that is why.
    I was just curious about what the type of setup looks like to contain
    the solvents etc after cleaning the screens.


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