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    Default Counter Weight Problem

    I have one side of a poster (the side that my counter weight is tied to) not printing. Big splatches of ink are not being laid down on the first pull, so I am flooding again and re-pulling which just makes a mess.

    I would use a kick leg but I have Newman frames so I can't drill into it.
    The image is about 3 inches away from the edge but I can't make the image any smaller. These are big frames so they may be pulling to the one side a bit.

    Any ideas short of changing my counter weight?

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    do you have pics?
    sounds like too much weight lifting the screen up.
    Big frames with the image 3 inches from the frame = problems.
    What does "big" mean?
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    I just printed a job today where my shit was wayyy to close to the edge of the screen, I LOVE to do that, it usually screws stuff up pretty good and I end up swearing.


    Then I do it again on my next poster.
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    33" x 43" outside dimensions

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    For me its anything close to the edges and only up near the top of the screen and thats from the off contact of the clamps and the tension combined. Since stuff at the bottom of the screen at the same distance from the sides prints no problem.
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    you need at least 6" all the way around for that size.
    please tell me you have a one-armed bandit press.
    If you're using hinge clamps and hand-pulling, good luck to you.
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    Hand pulling, clamps and 24" x 36" posters. I know I am fucked. Just casting a penny into the Gigposters' wishing well.

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    good luck dude! how many layers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Arctor View Post
    Hand pulling, clamps and 24" x 36" posters. I know I am fucked. Just casting a penny into the Gigposters' wishing well.

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    my abdominal muscles hurt just thinking about it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Arctor View Post
    Hand pulling, clamps and 24" x 36" posters. I know I am fucked. Just casting a penny into the Gigposters' wishing well.
    holy crap. yeah, i just tossed a quarter into the well for you.

    i've hand printed stuff that big quite a few times, but with two people doing the pulls in tandem.

    find a friend, for realsies.

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