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    Default First Time Screenprinting Advice...

    Ok, so, we're venturing into our first screenprinted poster. We've done shirts before, so the concept isn't totally new, but, we are most def. up for a challenge with this one. Please tell us if we're insane, and give any advice possible.

    Here's the details:

    10.75" X 22" final size
    17.5" X 23" Wausau Celestial Blue paper 65lb
    2 colors, white and reflex blue waterbased ink [Not sure what brand was ordered.]
    230 mesh screens [Wood frames.]
    14" Squeegee [I think. Again, I don't have all the details on what was ordered yet.]

    Trying to do about 200 of these. We've got 300 sheets, so, plenty of room for f-ups.

    Now, the part where we're probably crazy:

    http://img221.echo.cx/img221/5327/tfomirel4ef.jpg

    Please let us know where we've already screwed up. I've got a few ideas on where, but I'm sure there are many nightmares ahead, especially with the amount of detail. Any advice is appreciated!

    - Josh

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    Oh yeah, and we've got about 2 or 3 days. Enough time?

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    have fun with that detail. if you arent using a good exposure unit you can kinda just forget it.

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    Getting the screens exposed at a graphic supply shop. We did the positives. They did say we'd probably lose some minor detail. Really clean image to start with though.

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    Just make sure to use retarder and have a spray bottle nearby for delays.

    Shouldn't be super tough. 2-3 days should be more than enough.

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    Thanks! Just found out the ink is Speedball, and I've heard only bad things. What's the deal?

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    I've not had a problem with speedball. I use latex mostly. You should be fine.

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    I think you will see a lot of warping in a 65 lb paper.

    I like stock about about twice that weight. Good luck.

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    Thanks for the warning! That's the heaviest they had in the color we could get... Hopefully it's not too bad.

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    why not a higher mesh if you have that much detail?

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