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    Default Cheap and inexpensive alternative to using hinge clamps (under $7)

    After going to my local silkscreening supply store, Cosmex Graphics, i found out that hinge clamps were going to be fairly expensive. They were going to charge me $45 for a pair of those things !!!!!

    after looking around in hardware stores, my only option was speedball's hinges. .. until I emailed my teacher and got a response. This is what he showed me:



    this could be very useful for noobs or people on a budget. I will be fixing up all my new equipment this weekend and i'll report back to see how well it works.

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    Interesting.

    But hinge clamps: $20 online.

    And then you don't need much clearance on the back side of your table.

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    Thats great for a cheap alternative and/or the hobbiest who prints for fun!

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    People do things for fun?

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    That puts me out of business!

    (excellent idea though...but big assed clamps and piano hinge will cost near $20...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andymac View Post
    That puts me out of business!

    (excellent idea though...but big assed clamps and piano hinge will cost near $20...)
    that's funny. makes good sense if you got that stuff lying around though.

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    I used to just clamp the hinge to the screen, but it was pretty wonky. Hinge clamps were a big improooovement
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    I stopped f**king around about 10 minutes into my printing career (about 8 years ago) and bought a set of hinges. They where my first and only set ever bought

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    wouldnt the weight og the clamps make the screen fall back all of the time? I would just buy clamps, theyre not THAT expensive...20 bucks....
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    I agree, just buy the screen clamps. I enjoy you're makeshift setup. But standard clamps can be found for cheap.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fools Gold View Post
    I stopped f**king around about 10 minutes into my printing career (about 8 years ago) and bought a set of hinges. They where my first and only set ever bought

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