Wed, 24 Jun 1992 08:28:18 CDT
From: Troye Kauffman Bitnet: AEZTROY@UICVMC
(217) 244-6322 Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org
I would like to publicly thank Chris Haggerty, who it was (I think) who
posted the silk screening instructions a while back. Although I did not
reference them when constructing my own silkscreen, at least hearing that
someone else was doing it emboldened me to try it. Guess what - it's easy!
Just follow the directions on the Speedball photo emulsion kit EXACTLY,
and you'll have no problems. Chris did have some points that were not on
the directions (these are the ones that I remember):
1. Make your own silkscreen frame out of 1X2's (furring strips).
2. Buy a cheap squeegee (or use one from your car.)
3. Buy a high quality squirt bottle for rinsing the exposed screen.
I would like to add a couple of my own:
1. Do not overexpose the screen. I did this by 15 minutes (I got a phone
call in the middle of the process), and enough light shone through my
negative to harden the emulsion where it wasn't wanted.
2. The hardened emulsion can be removed with a solution of bleach and water,
as noted in the directions, however it is not easy. I did this to remove
part of the screen that I overexposed, then reapplied the emulsion and
exposed it a second time. I did not succeed in removing all of the emulsion,
but enough to redo the screen, and avoid wasting the material.
3. I used my son's "Super Soaker 50" to remove some of the more stubborn
emulsion. This toy can put out a lot of water in a tiny stream.
The shirts turned out great, and suprised a lot of skeptics.
Try it, you'll like it!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City