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    Default Printing On-Site in the Hot Sun

    All,

    Did a quick search but didn't see much about this. A client of mine is wanting to do a screening "demo" at an event this summer. It will be in the L.A. area, in the heat.

    It's a mellow print, one color, on white paper. Pretty basic, no need to worry about registration. My main concern is how many passes the screen can take before the heat or something gums it up. We have washout on site but need to plan on how many duplicate screens to bring so there is no down time.

    Also, ink suggestions, drying time? Never printed outside my own space, trying to guess the fuck-ups ahead of time.

    Thoughts?

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    Speedball through 230 mesh = no problems.

    print in the shade (n direct sun on screen

    we were out in 90F in austin and no clogs/no problems, 500 prints per day.

    have a spray bottle of water and some soft sponges and a big bucket of water.

    make a good waterresistant stencil we used 925wr
    Andymac

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    Todo es empezar.

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    Plus..
    I'd take a couple screens and a big bottle of Fantastic.

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    Thanks for the info, I do plan on bringing some extra screens.

    One last question (but don't hold me to that).

    Andy, when you ran 500 screens in a day, what was your appox. ink consumption?

    J

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    Try to set up in a NON breezy area too. Wind kicks all kinds of dirt/debris into the ink. Makes ink dry up faster too. Tents rule, if you can get them to spring for it. Mister bottle too!

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