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    Default fxxk humidity!.... Humidity. Fxxk it.

    Printed the first two colors of a poster Wednesday.... Had racked my paper 24hrs+ like a good boy... Registration was perfect, like 100% perfect. Then I spent all yesterday at home with my son. It poured rain all day, while the posters sat on the drying racks. Got here this morning to find that my partly-printed 18x24" poster had grown a full 3/16" in length, and 1/16" in width. It is completely fucked.
    I have to throw the whole stack away and start over. Even trying to make it register would be a pointless waste of time. The result would be shameful and embarrassing. Due today... OH Well! Not gonna happen. I am so pissed.

    This is the craziest expansion I have ever seen. When humidity goes from bone dry to liquid air, all the acclimation in the world is as good a none at all.
    I want climate control.
    Crosshair pushing here until its limit the bringing together.

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    "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?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by crosshair View Post
    Printed the first two colors of a poster Wednesday.... Had racked my paper 24hrs+ like a good boy... Registration was perfect, like 100% perfect. Then I spent all yesterday at home with my son. It poured rain all day, while the posters sat on the drying racks. Got here this morning to find that my partly-printed 18x24" poster had grown a full 3/16" in length, and 1/16" in width. It is completely fucked.
    I have to throw the whole stack away and start over. Even trying to make it register would be a pointless waste of time. The result would be shameful and embarrassing. Due today... OH Well! Not gonna happen. I am so pissed.

    This is the craziest expansion I have ever seen. When humidity goes from bone dry to liquid air, all the acclimation in the world is as good a none at all.
    I want climate control.
    Send me these posters, I can fix them.







    On my wall.

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    Dan don't I know it! I print in my garage which is basically an extension of the outdoors and humidity really messes me up. Mostly in the form of a warped stack of posters. Luckily, it has been amazingly dry in Austin lately.

    Whats this about racking paper 24hrs+, what does that mean?

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    uuuugggggg, thats a bummer dan. that's happened to us before a few times, it really sucks donkey balls and is totally frustrating.

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    Yeah no kidding unless it's a shit load of colors I print the entire job in one sitting just so the humidity doesn't kill it. Print, clean screen out, smoke a cig, by that point the prints are dry and ready for the next color.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crosshair View Post
    Printed the first two colors of a poster Wednesday.... Had racked my paper 24hrs+ like a good boy... Registration was perfect, like 100% perfect. Then I spent all yesterday at home with my son. It poured rain all day, while the posters sat on the drying racks. Got here this morning to find that my partly-printed 18x24" poster had grown a full 3/16" in length, and 1/16" in width. It is completely fucked.
    I have to throw the whole stack away and start over. Even trying to make it register would be a pointless waste of time. The result would be shameful and embarrassing. Due today... OH Well! Not gonna happen. I am so pissed.

    This is the craziest expansion I have ever seen. When humidity goes from bone dry to liquid air, all the acclimation in the world is as good a none at all.
    I want climate control.

    Dan, never move here... humidity is INSANE here.

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    Damn kids ruining things. get used to it.

    Can you reoutput or restrip your film so it registers? Depending on the job, we sometimes would split a film in two, isolate the worst section, print the good part, then rerun the second so it would line up.

    you can stretch a print slightly by adding lift, or using a bigger squeegee than the first run. I don't know how to make it smaller.
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    Todo es empezar.

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    Crosshair SXSW 2009 bargain bin will overflow with these turkeys.
    I'm just glad I had the restraint to cut my losses, rather than wasting today trying to "make it work."
    Guess I'll stuff some long overdue subscription tubes instead.
    And eat a greasy lunch.
    and drink an AM beer.
    Crosshair pushing here until its limit the bringing together.

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    "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?"

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    when life hands you lemons, make margaritas
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    Todo es empezar.

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    Just put them in the microwave for 20 minutes. Good as new.

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