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    Default First Poster Process/Thank you to the board

    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.

    cheers!

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    Looks good, much better than my first time

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    Rad.

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    nice work! frustrating, isn't it.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by adam swinbourne View Post
    nice work! frustrating, isn't it.....
    Oh ya, i was ready to throw the squeegee after about the 10th black print that was off on registration. Another big mistake we made was cutting the paper by hand because we didnt have a big enough paper cutter. Then we realized. shit.. thats going to make registration a bitch.

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    Hey man,

    That's awesome. Congrats to the two of you. I dig the simplicity of the print as well as the high contrast. Kudos.

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    i like the positioning you used, great job for a first go at it, my first print looked like i took it from a kindergarten fingercoloring day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by four0onestudio View Post
    Oh ya, i was ready to throw the squeegee after about the 10th black print that was off on registration. Another big mistake we made was cutting the paper by hand because we didnt have a big enough paper cutter. Then we realized. shit.. thats going to make registration a bitch.
    even if you cut the paper by hand, always register to the same corner. We always go bottom right, so regardless of your paper sizes, the registration between colors will always be in the same area.
    The Half and Half
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    Way to tackle #1. I'd like to say it gets easier, but that's not really the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob boring View Post
    Looks good, much better than my first time
    Quote Originally Posted by S.Blake View Post
    Rad.
    Quote Originally Posted by adam swinbourne View Post
    nice work! frustrating, isn't it.....
    Quote Originally Posted by neoplastictagger View Post
    Hey man,

    That's awesome. Congrats to the two of you. I dig the simplicity of the print as well as the high contrast. Kudos.
    Quote Originally Posted by imcody View Post
    i like the positioning you used, great job for a first go at it, my first print looked like i took it from a kindergarten fingercoloring day.
    Quote Originally Posted by squeegeethree View Post
    Way to tackle #1. I'd like to say it gets easier, but that's not really the case.
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    well done you two.

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