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Silk Screening

Postby Hardcoregirl » Tue Jul 15, 2003 12:24 pm

I used to say, "if I only had a silk screen I'd make..." So, I bought one about a year ago and have never used it.

Anybody wanna play with me?
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Postby digita1pixie » Tue Jul 15, 2003 12:33 pm

Hell fucking yes.

Im getting ready to bulk order some tee shirts from my stepmother who also does silk screening.

I want this on a babydoll tee:
http://www.thinkgeek.com/interests/orei ... irts/5eb7/
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Postby Hardcoregirl » Tue Jul 15, 2003 1:15 pm

Ooh..'bout how much to bulk T's run ya?

Wish I'd kept a list of all those shirt ideas I once had...
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Postby vertigo25 » Tue Jul 15, 2003 1:16 pm

It's been... mmmm... almost a year since my failed attempts at screening. I said I would *never* do it again. But I think I'm okay now. So... I'm in.

I'm more about printing on paper, though, rather than textiles.
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Postby Hardcoregirl » Tue Jul 15, 2003 1:23 pm

Do you use the same materials for paper as you do with fabric?
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Postby digita1pixie » Tue Jul 15, 2003 1:49 pm

Buttercup wrote:Do you use the same materials for paper as you do with fabric?


You know, with KG approval we could put together some KnoxGothic.com little black baby doll tees, and sell them for like barely more than it cost us to mkae them.
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Postby vertigo25 » Tue Jul 15, 2003 1:53 pm

With fabric, you have to use a particular type of ink if it is something that will be washed (like a t-shirt (that's a hint morgan... wash your damn hippy-stink clothes :P )). For paper and some other mediums, any o'l ink wil do. With paper you want to use a flat or 'square' squeegee, whereas textile squeegees have a soft or 'round' edge.

But everything else is the same.
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Postby vertigo25 » Tue Jul 15, 2003 1:55 pm

digita1pixie wrote:
Buttercup wrote:Do you use the same materials for paper as you do with fabric?


You know, with KG approval we could put together some KnoxGothic.com little black baby doll tees, and sell them for like barely more than it cost us to mkae them.


Erin was going to do this last year. I know she got a bunch of Ts from her dad. Maybe she'd be willing to let them go at cost...
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Postby digita1pixie » Tue Jul 15, 2003 5:55 pm

THis is where she gets her stuff:
http://www.statonwholesale.com/
I generally ask her for prices on certain items

The teeshirts are about 4-6 dollars a piece depending on how many you order at one time.
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Postby Ladybee » Tue Jul 15, 2003 8:23 pm

I did some experiments with silkscreening recently using elmer's glue as a resist to make the pattern. It worked really well and washed out of the screen with soap and water when i was done!
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Postby karlaBOO » Wed Jul 16, 2003 8:24 am

vertigo25 wrote:
digita1pixie wrote:
Buttercup wrote:Do you use the same materials for paper as you do with fabric?


You know, with KG approval we could put together some KnoxGothic.com little black baby doll tees, and sell them for like barely more than it cost us to mkae them.


Erin was going to do this last year. I know she got a bunch of Ts from her dad. Maybe she'd be willing to let them go at cost...


T's are in process now.....

Just thought you should know.
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Postby vertigo25 » Wed Jul 16, 2003 8:26 am

Ladybee wrote:I did some experiments with silkscreening recently using elmer's glue as a resist to make the pattern. It worked really well and washed out of the screen with soap and water when i was done!


Hmmm...

What kind of prints did you make? That sounds like it would be a really neat technique for making almost a kind f monoprint look. What kind of ink did you use?

Now I'm all curious... Is there any way we could see them?
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Postby Ladybee » Wed Jul 16, 2003 11:09 am

vertigo25 wrote:
Ladybee wrote:I did some experiments with silkscreening recently using elmer's glue as a resist to make the pattern. It worked really well and washed out of the screen with soap and water when i was done!


Hmmm...

What kind of prints did you make? That sounds like it would be a really neat technique for making almost a kind f monoprint look.


They were one-color (white ink on black) t-shirts and patches with my company's logo on them. It was a sample run to show how we could do the shirts in-house if they wanted, so i didn't want to make a permanent screen in case they wanted a different/altered design.

vertigo25 wrote:What kind of ink did you use?

Now I'm all curious... Is there any way we could see them?


Just used the plain silkscreening for fabric ink from the art store in an opaque white. They have the samples, though, and i have no photos, so unfortunately there's no way for me to show a pic of how they turned out. :(
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Postby B_Ko » Thu Nov 10, 2005 7:20 pm

I'd love to have some band shirts made. I could probably reimburse you, too.
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Postby B_Ko » Thu Nov 10, 2005 7:21 pm

I'd love to have some band shirts made. I could probably reimburse you, too.
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