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Smart, quick screen printing question ( or anybody else )

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by slightly, Feb 18, 2004.

  1. slightly

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    Smart, quick screen printing question ( or anybody else )

    Discussion started by slightly - Feb 18, 2004

    1. I want/need to print t-shirts
    2. I have no money.

    I can set up some ghetto press like stuff, and screens, ink, emulsion etc. is cheap enough, but what about drying the ink right? I wouldnt feel right about making shirts if they didnt last more than a few years, longer preferrable. I know i could cure a couple in the oven but i want the runs of my stuff to be bigger than that and that is inefficient.
    Is there any type of ink other than plasticol that can cure without a million dollar dryer?


    slightly-I need the hot hot heat...
     
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  2. Abracadabra

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    Abracadabra - Replied Feb 18, 2004

    how on earth do you expect to do it for free?
     
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  3. WebsterUno

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    WebsterUno - Replied Feb 18, 2004

    "you gotta have dough to make bread"

    :cool:

    you need one of those oven thingies.
    My friend has one for his t-shirt thang thang.
    Its pretty small, but it works.
    Im sure you could find a small cheapie one.
     
  4. slightly

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    slightly - Replied Feb 18, 2004

    ok,

    1- no money is kind of like, poor. If im going to be selling this stuff im expecting some of it back, so ill make the initial investment, otherwise i wouldnt be doing this.

    2- I think a small 'cheapie' one is like 900 bucks. I havent shopped around a shitload, but thats just a number i remember. i could be wrong. Either way im assuming its going to be expensive to run electricity wise. I need to do some homework, i just wondered about the ink possibility.
     
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    slightly - Replied Feb 18, 2004

    I found one cheapie one for 295 or something. i might be able to swing that with some help, but it looks like total junk. i dont even know if it has temperature adjustments. bah.....
     
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  6. Dick Quickwood

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    Dick Quickwood - Replied Feb 18, 2004

    how hot does it have to be ? would some kind of space heater work ?
     
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    duh-rye-won - Replied Feb 18, 2004

    voila
     
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    made me laugh
     
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  9. slightly

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    slightly - Replied Feb 18, 2004

    tease, please shut up. If you know you arent helping me, why are you responding?

    and the heater has to hold 900 F degrees for like 2 seconds i beleive
     
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    Kes_One_HTFD - Replied Feb 18, 2004

    yuo can use a heatgun too, i made a couple shirts for a muay thai tournament, i screened em ghetto with some EZ MASK instead of an emulsion, and they came out crisp, just cured em with the heat gun and they came out fine, im sure yuo can rack one from (insert craft store with old lady employees here) or an art store of some sort...
     
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    Nekro - Replied Feb 19, 2004

    You could do water base inks, they just take a little longer between colors and you have to do a little bit of ironing afterward.
     
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    anonymity1 - Replied Feb 19, 2004

    My friend makes his own sweaters and shirt designs. Ghetto stylee, he used an iron to cure it, and my sweater has held up so far.
     
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    Dick Quickwood - Replied Feb 19, 2004


    ha, marketing
     
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