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    Default reclaiming TZ (phantom images...)

    So I go to reclaim the green TZ emulsion from my screen (pretty similar to QTX) and it reclaims mostly ok except for parts of my screen that were printed through one or two posters ago. Those parts are jammed. I'm using #4 blue liquid, is there anything stronger I might try? I just put this new screen on this frame two posters ago...

    I know I should be using a pressure washer but I'm printing from my apartment and can't accomadate one. If anyone reading this is in the DC/MD/VA area knows of a pressure washer somewhere I could use that would help a lot. Thanks.

    -anthony

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    car wash, just don't get busted. Go late or early.

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    is there anything stronger than #4 blue out there?

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    sometimes i use that shit and scrub with one of those brushes you use for under your fingernails but if its been there for a while(theimage) then i would say you have to use a pressure washer also

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    you might need some haze remover, too. self-serve car wash is your best bet. you need that high pressure--a shower head just isn't gonna cut it.

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    you may have underexposed the screen and locked in the emulsion with any chemicals you may have used.

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    i've had that happen with the QTX before. it was in there for good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andydiesel
    you may have underexposed the screen and locked in the emulsion with any chemicals you may have used.
    damn, I hope it's not permanent. I've only got two big frames and I just put new screens on those bastards. I guess I'll be going to the car wash with my jug of blue.

    btw, for my exposure "unit" I've been using a home depot-bought halogen lamp, tied with rope under the crotch of a camera tripod, positioned over the screen laying flat with a pane of window glass on the acetates. exposures are about 12 minutes...

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    that's how i expose my screens.

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