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    Default Taping the screen to block burned images

    Using tape rather than using emulsion to block out burned areas (say - a stray line in the middle of the screen), i'd like to know which side people are taping; the squeegy side, or the printing side.

    I'm wondering if taping the squeegy side will interfere with my pulls.

    Thanks

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    if its in the middle of an image that you are pulling over tape the bottom. I cover every part of my frame except the image and a .5" border around it on the ink side. Usually this isnt enough to cover some reg marks so i end up taping those parts of the bottom of the screen.

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    I tape the printing side

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    Both sides have their advantages, but I always tape the print side not the squeegee side.

    Actually the only advantage to taping the squeegee side is that ink never enters the mesh so it's easier to clean.

    Print side is better for tape as your squeegee never hits the tape. This way you avoid it falling off.

    Static based tapes (i.e. scotch tape, masking tape) do not stay in place over long runs when using waterbased inks. For long runs try gummed tape, like paper tape, where the adhesive is activated by water.

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    print side

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    I always have to put it on the squeegee side because if I do it on the print side the ink eventually makes its way through the screen and starts to squish out underneath the tape and gets on the prints after a good 50 pulls or so. Actually sometimes I do both sides, depending on how big the area is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Canvas Studios View Post
    I always have to put it on the squeegee side because if I do it on the print side the ink eventually makes its way through the screen and starts to squish out underneath the tape and gets on the prints after a good 50 pulls or so. Actually sometimes I do both sides, depending on how big the area is.
    That can be a problem, the squish that is.

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    when that happens, i just add more tape

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