i'm printing halftoned drawings on this:
Fredrix® Ultrasmooth Polyflax® /Cotton:
however i have a hard blade (70 shore) and i have to pull several times to get enough ink on by which time i have some blurring.
i am using golden silkscreen medium 50/50 with acrylic paint through a 120T/ /cm mesh (305T/inch i believe)
i want it opaque but with good retention of detail on my dots.
what would be the best hardness of blade to use? is there anything else that would help?
Damn I just answered all this when you posted in that other thread.
Seal the canvas with a super soft squeegee then switch to a medium. We use a triple durometer blade at all times.
coarser mesh = more ink through
230 will still give you good detail.
coating the screen 2 and 2 wet, then drying completly, then coating the bottom only a few times will help you build your ink pile and hold detail. It's like using cap films.
Filling the surface (paper canvas etc) with a base coat is never a bad idea. they prime walls, don't they?