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Where do you start to look for Screen printing supplies?First of all many people look for a basic list of Screen printing supplies and equipment. To over view the method of screen printing. Consequently telling them the minimal tools and equipment they need as well as the basic steps involved. We will break the process down and list the tools needed to start you off in screen printing. This will give you the most basic information to help you get started. STUDENT DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE
The first step is to create some artwork. Silk Screen printing supplies
Most artwork is created using illustrator, Photoshop,coral draw free software like gimp and cad draw. vectors are best for illustrations (solid line work). multi colour designs are separated and placed on separate layers from the original image.Then each colour is printed in black by itself. This colour sepiration is also known as film positive separation. a printer, Ink jet or Laser , a computer with software will be required with this step.
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After your artwork is created or separated you will need to convert it all to black and print it on a clear film, this is your film positive.
Conseqquently if the artwork design has more than one colour ,you will need to print a film positive for each colour. It is this black opaque film positive you are going to use to make your screen. this is the step you are going to require a computer, a printer and ink jet or Laser film.
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You will need a screen to pass the ink through onto your shirt. They are commonly known as Silkscreens, their are 3 types that you can use. Aluminium silkscreens, wooden silkscreens or precoated stencils. Whrn you have decided which one to use, you will need to degrease it before you coat it with emulsion.
The precoated silkscreen and precoated stencil this has already been done.
The emulsion is a light sensitive liquid. Which is coated on the mesh and dried, with a fan heater or oven. Once it is dry, it is then exposed with the film positive under uv light in order to make a stencil. This step will require screen making chemicals, a water hose and an exposure unit. Furthermore another way to expose to uv light is using the sun. A sunlight precoated Aluminium screen or stencil sheet.
Basic list of Screen Printing Equipment to print fabric
1.LED UV Exposure unit. to make stencils using light sensitive emulsion on the silkscreen.
2.Wash out booth with water sprayer. To wash out and clear the image on the screen. 3.Drying oven or fan heater. To dry the silk screens after preparing them for emulsion or coating the with emulsion. 4.A darkroom, or subdued light room. for coating your screens and storing the coated silk screens for future use. 5.Screen printing press, jiffy clamps or silkscreen carousel. To print your t.shirts, Hoodies, fabric with ease and consistency. 6. Flash cure unit or heat gun. To flash dry between colours or to fully cure single colours 7. A Tunnel conveyor dryer. To fully cure your print, water based ink at 185 deg c, plastisol ink at 155 deg c. 8. Washout booth and pressure washer. To reclaim so you can reuse your screens.
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9. Coating trough. To coat your silk screens with emulsion. 10. squeegee. wooden or aluminium , to push the ink through the silk screen. 11.Screens stretched with mesh. to make your stencils on and print your shirts. 12. Spatulas. To take the ink from the bucket and place on the screen. for removal of ink and back in the bucket. 13. Ruler and T square . To mark the mounting pallets to align artwork film and fabric positioning with a felt tip pen. 14. Heat reader. Infra red hand held temperature laser thermometer to check the curing temperature of the printed ink. 15. Spot cleaning gun. To remove unwanted marks of ink on the t.shirts and hoodies. 16. Scrub brushes. To apply degreaser to your screens and ghost paste remover.
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