how to screenprint with Aesthetic Apparatus

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by shecky, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. shecky Guest


    May 24, 2003
    Obviously you're not a golfer.
  2. .JahJahwarrior. macrumors 6502

    Jan 1, 2007
    They do things a little differently than the place I used to work.

    1. We didn't scream that much. :)
    2. The emulsion doesn't need to be kept in the fridge. Especially if you go through as much of it as we did--low volume shops might want to store in the fridge. Someplace cool, but doesn't need to be frigid.
    3. Many shops use a vacuum and black cloth attached to a frame, like a clamshell, with one side black fabric and one side glass, instead of black cloth and wood...
    4. we used targets on the screen, and you push a little ink through them, and put your guides on top of those, then cover the targets with tape, to line up the material. (in this case, no fold poly) They do this in an awkward way....
    5. for cleaning the burning the screen, we use a pressure washer. Looks like they just use water....pressure washer makes it easier :) [edit] whoops, didn't watch the last few seconds, and just noticed he is using a pressure washer :)
    6. They are using a manual press, we used automatic presses. There are still manual presses around in many shops. We also used larger screens. We would have printed two of the image side by side and cut the pieces in half, saves time.
    7. They don't buy much material....they had maybe one or two hundred sheets of poly in that box. We ordered it on pallets, two stacks about three feet high. :) And we usually had two or three pallets sitting around.

    Nifty little video showing you what goes on in the back of the shop, though! They aren't doing it wrong, just wanted to point out some differences.

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