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    Default What size screen to print 19x25" image area?

    ive been printing 11x17 posters for a year and a half now and want to go bigger. 19x25 seems to be a common size. what size screen do i want? and how about the squeegee, how much wider should it be than the print width?

    this must be discussed somewhere in old threads but i cant find it, thanks.

    jacob

    plus: yesterday on CBC radio (Canada's national radio station) there was a segment called 'Posters From the Underground', an interview with Eileen Yaghoobian and her new documentary about screenprinted gigposters. Gigposters.com was discussed big-time, right on.

    http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/qpodcast_20080902_7250.mp3
    the segment starts about 2/3 of the way through the program

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    Died Young, Stayed Pretty - A Film by Eileen Yaghoobian

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    30"x40" screen, 21" squeegee

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    you can get away with a 23x31, but it's gonna be tight. Bigger = better.








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    i'm just going to 18x24 because i am a baby designer.

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    25x36 will be too tight, and you'll lose image near the frame edge. 30x40 is the way to go.
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    i just did a 7x17

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas Wilson View Post
    25x36 will be too tight, and you'll lose image near the frame edge. 30x40 is the way to go.
    Totally true if you're image is 19x25.

    I use 25x36 frames (from Victory Factory) for my 18x24 (paper-size) prints. However, my image size is usually about 15.5x21 or so. 19" squeegee. Works great.

    Good luck.
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