My girlfriend and i have been lurking on the board for several months now, soaking in all the screen printing knowledge. Finally we have been able to acquire all the tools necessary to do our first job.
Several lessons were learned the hard way. For example, the finer points of trapping We chased the registration on the second color for about 25 prints. The job required 25 prints, we printed close to 50 and only ended up with just enough to get by.
Anyhow, here are some pics of the process. A big thanks to everyone here who's answered questions for me or other folks, i didn't ask many questions, but the info was out there to be found.
These were taken on iphone so excuse the low res.
After washing out the screen for the first color, we were very impressed how well this came out for our first try. Nearly flawless. Doing a timed test exposure helped out tremendously.
running the first color
havent been able to afford a fancy drying rack yet.
washing out second screen after exposure
myself running the black.
finished poster before being trimmed
after being trimmed.
Poster was 18x24 trimmed, on cougar #100 cover, for the Rochester Institute of Technology Sports Zone. Was very impressed how well it handled all that black ink.