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  1. #1

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    Default Canvas Squeegee?

    i'm printing halftoned drawings on this:

    Fredrix® Ultrasmooth Polyflax® /Cotton:

    Tara Materials


    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?

    TY!

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    Damn I just answered all this when you posted in that other thread.

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    Seal the canvas with a super soft squeegee then switch to a medium. We use a triple durometer blade at all times.

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    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?
    Andymac

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    equipment www.tmiscreenprinting.com

    Todo es empezar.

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