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Posted on Tue, 5 Jun 2007 at 12:48



ive been freelance printing for about 6 years now and im starting up something of my own but i need to know if anybody can give me a few pointers on screening full frontal of a t shirt and also on the sleves and or should tape and all of that. im aware of belt printing but thats not what i want. i know it can be done with a manual press because a competitor of mine does it. is there anyone that can tell me if there are any special pallets i need to use. im lost. http://anenberg.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=1&products_id=109&osCsi...

this is an example of what im talking about its kind of hard to see but if u look at the grey stripes they move down the sleve from the body of the shirt. can anyone do this. i know they used a manual press for it

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jr_sanford says: I don't care what press you use. If your squeegee travels OVER a seam you are going to get some SMOOGE somewhere. The only way to reduce that is to make your palette have a slot where the seam can lay ...

I don't care what press you use. If your squeegee travels OVER a seam you are going to get some SMOOGE somewhere. The only way to reduce that is to make your palette have a slot where the seam can lay flat in - then print. You may get a blank spot where the slot is though.

Belt printers is the only way I know to be able to make an all over print.

J.R. Sanford
Production Manager
NW Awards
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Chehalis, WA 98532
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posted on: Thu, 02/28/2008 - 4:13pm
br2121 says: We built a table top one color hand press and had fair results. You can get some cool effect with the all over print but keeping them consistent is almost impossible. Our customers were pretty happy and ...

We built a table top one color hand press and had fair results. You can get some cool effect with the all over print but keeping them consistent is almost impossible. Our customers were pretty happy and we could charge a premium. Building the press was cheap. The clamps were only around $100 I believe. We mounted them to a big table. the trick is would use a little spray tac on butcher paper and just lay the shirt out flat. Use the lowest mesh screen you can get away with and go for it. We'd run the shirt and the paper through the dryer. We'd use a new sheet for every shirt. that way u don't get ink on the back of the shirt from the previous shirt.
Hope that helps.
If you decide to go for it let me know. I can output film up to 42" wide.

Bryan Ray
Film output up to 42"!!!
www.oversizedfilm.com
bryan@oversizedfilm.com
805-426-9501
toll free 1-800-683-5752

posted on: Fri, 03/14/2008 - 8:13pm

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