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    So we are still fairly new... and have run only 4 different jobs. We recently bought 4 - 305 mesh aluminum frames from Victory Factory. They are great. We did tear one during washing, not using any tools or anything, just tore. We have to send it back to be restretched. Could have been faulty they said. Regardless of this, we ran our first two jobs on these 4 screens and when reclaiming the screens noticed that on the two black screens the image was still visable even after extensive washing. We thought that it wouldnt affect burning and printing since it was probably just a "stain" on the mesh. So we coated them in emulsion and moved on. Well on one of the screens the image did actually affect the burning and it showed up when printing... thankfully it was a small spot and on a "sloppy" design so it only added to the poster.. however we are worried about the next batch of posters we are about to print.
    Any suggestions when reclaiming our screens on how to make sure they are SUPER clean?? After calling Victory Factory about the tear in the mesh, we are really weary about experimenting with the 305s since we were told they are very sensitive and we need to be very careful..... Any suggestions would help... thanks soooo much!!!

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    Use a lower mesh. 160 to 230...especially if you're just starting out.

    305s...smaller holes in the mesh, more likely to clog and dry in the screen.

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    you don't need 305's. the image you're seeing is a called a "ghost." to remove you need ghost or haze remover.

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    we were so concerned with detail and small type issues that we thought the 305s were the way to go. hmmmm.

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    Not with inks that air dry without an automatic press.

    The difference between a 230 and a 305 is negligible really.

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    with posters, there really shouldn't be much small type. 230's will work fine if you've got a proper light source/positives and you know what you're doing.

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    well besides this "ghosting" problem I think we did alright with the 305s. Do you think we should go ahead and buy a lower mesh anyhow??
    There sure is a lot to learn. You guys are soooo helpful!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hero Design Studio
    well besides this "ghosting" problem I think we did alright with the 305s. Do you think we should go ahead and buy a lower mesh anyhow??
    There sure is a lot to learn. You guys are soooo helpful!!!
    yes.

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    so are there any home remedies for Haze Removers or Ghost Removers?

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    isopropyl rubbing alcohol. but i suggest buying the real thing. if your screens are properly cleaned, ghost images are okay. designate screens for dark colors.

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