Gig Posters

Posters: 156388 | Bands: 135994 | Designers: 11550                 
   
       RSS Feeds

Username:   Password: 
Register      

Social Networking Activity                 



 Bands  Designers  New Arrivals  Top Lists  Forums  Buy Posters  Submit  Merch Store  Advertise  Widgets  Help

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 33
  1. #1
    seireyho's Avatar

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Boone, NC
    Posts
    1,827
    Comments
    2269

    Default Will anything make your ink more opaque?

    just lookin for the most minimal see-thru factor...

  2. #2
    Premium Member
    Nicholas Wilson's Avatar

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Columbia, SC
    Posts
    1,659
    Comments
    408

    Default

    double hit?
    The Half and Half
    Now Selling Speedball Ink for all your East Coasters.

  3. #3
    seireyho's Avatar

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Boone, NC
    Posts
    1,827
    Comments
    2269

    Default

    true...i hoped it wouldn't have to come to that...

  4. #4
    Premium Member
    steve w's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    The Meat Zone
    Posts
    15,663
    Comments
    2650

    Default

    try adding a little white to it.
    It won't affect the color much at all.
    "I guarantee, the image will not be fade off and you will be pleasure it too. " - a bootlegger
    We need to print a tshirt "Avoid sucker effect!"-Fabio
    "fudge isn't sharp"-phoondaddy

  5. #5
    seireyho's Avatar

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Boone, NC
    Posts
    1,827
    Comments
    2269

    Default

    i'm gonna try the white, and double-hit as last resort...thanks dudes..

  6. #6
    squeegeethree's Avatar

    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Brooklyn, NYC
    Posts
    6,644
    Comments
    62

    Default

    More open mesh can help as well.
    Process colors tend to be on the transparent side so use other colors to mix. If you're using TW then you can add the concentrated version of the color.
    Matte colors are slightly more opaque than their glossy counterparts.

  7. #7
    Premium Member
    Andymac's Avatar

    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Van Isle BC Canada
    Posts
    11,760
    Comments
    278

    Default

    max opaque hit>dry>hit again.
    there are other ways to get more ink down, including rounded squeegee and thicker stencil coat on coarse mesh. the problem is your detail goes to hell.
    Andymac

    services www.squeegeeville.com
    equipment www.tmiscreenprinting.com

    Todo es empezar.

  8. #8
    Premium Member
    Kotah's Avatar

    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Asheville, NC
    Posts
    312
    Comments
    467

    Default

    I'm gonna try a double hit on my next poster which is on black paper with white and gold inks, I'm a little concerned about the registration and the image looking blurred.

  9. #9
    loco's Avatar

    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Fresno, Ca
    Posts
    12,918
    Comments
    67

    Default

    Some inks are made more transperent than others right out ofthe can.

    Adding a little white will work and to get more down you can also use more
    open mesh. Sometimes I will coat my screen real heavy and let them dry then
    do it again 2 or 3 times so you a thicker stencil (emulsion) which will lay down more ink.

    -loco

  10. #10
    Premium Member
    crosshair's Avatar


    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    6,786
    Comments
    3904
    Items for Sale

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Andymac View Post
    max opaque hit>dry>hit again.
    there are other ways to get more ink down, including rounded squeegee and thicker stencil coat on coarse mesh. the problem is your detail goes to hell.
    Had occasion to test this recently when it mattered.
    Yellow on black paper, and I couldn't add too much white because it would have made the yellow go all pastel...
    Huge difference between twice wet, and hit-dry-hit. No comparison. Hit-dry-hit looked like a million bucks.
    Crosshair pushing here until its limit the bringing together.

    www.crosshairchicago.com

    "Every single Crosshair poster I've ever seen is almost exactly the same. Do these guys even have a bit of creativity in them? I mean, come one - shitty old building pics photoshopped with text over them. Pretty pathetic to say the least."

    "it just seems like so little effort is put into creating this? am i missing something?"

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •