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Making graffixs on shirts

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by ToYs, Apr 29, 2004.

  1. ToYs

    ToYs Guest

    ok so im experienced with silk screening and i want to expand on my talent. i need to know how clothing companys put complex colored pictures on they're shirts. they look like iron on transfers but i need something that will stay on a shirt for the duration of the shirts life. i know alot of people on here make clothing so if you can, school me please
  2. rental

    rental Dirty Dozen Crew

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    big companies use computers and machines.
  3. Brewster Baker

    Brewster Baker 12oz Loyalist

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  4. duh-rye-won

    duh-rye-won Member

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    it's a four color printing process. i don't really think it's a DIY thing.
  5. SukiSukiNow

    SukiSukiNow Dirty Dozen Crew

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    a few steps of screen screens
  6. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

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    screen screens?
  7. LaCosaNostra

    LaCosaNostra Senior Member

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    different color transparencies....not really worth it though man
  8. Sekoe1

    Sekoe1 Junior Member

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    Yup, want big results -- got to go big right?
  9. 2 blaazed

    2 blaazed New Jack

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    just pick up some t-shirt transfer paper (kinkos,any other big named store) they even have it in some supermarkets...print out a image on it then cut it out and iron it on....made plenty of "free lil' nick" shirts awhile back for a close friend
  10. High Priest

    High Priest Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 1, 2002 Messages: 4,928 Likes Received: 4
    Your joking right? Okay so here's how to do it in a really quick and affordable manner. You said your experianced with screen printing, so im sure you already know about how to use photo emulsion/ blocking fluid etc. You can either - set up 4 screens with the same image, blocking out the area where you dont need color (would take a you a couple hours provided you have the supplies/room) and apply each color thru the screens, or you can use one screen and simply wash out the design with bleach/solvent and apply the ink/acrylic where necissary. Its fairly simple, and if you take the time to go get a book on it from the local library i think you would be better off. Hope this was of some help, good luck.

    On a side note, if you do alot of drugs prior to going into the darkroom to apply the photo emulsion.. your gonna probably spill shit all over yourself/ overcoat the screens.
  11. PalestineOne

    PalestineOne Senior Member

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    free lil nick? for real?
  12. DETO

    DETO Dirty Dozen Crew

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    <span style='color:pink'>
    :lol: i just made some "FREE JOHN ******" t-shirts a few weeks ago for my incarcerated homie... I even gave one to his mom.</span>
  13. heavyLox

    heavyLox Veteran Member

    Joined: Feb 2, 2002 Messages: 7,196 Likes Received: 17
    the printing you seek is all in the print process.
    and materials.

    INK, not the water based shit you might use at home but thick, nasty smelling, highly toxic, oil based ink.

    Flash dryer, this heat seals the ink infusing ti to the fabric, thus keeping it intact for the duration of its life.
  14. High Priest

    High Priest Elite Member

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    Depnding on how its mixed ive had success using a hair dryer.. tho i wouldnt suggest inahling any of them fumes.