Introduction: DIY Screen Printing at Home - Using Your PhotoEZ Stencil.
The following is how to use your finish PhotoEZ stencil.
Step 1: Tape the Edges of Your PhotoEZ Stencil.
Use blue painters tape or any low tack tape to create a frame around your PhotoEZ stencil. This step is optional and helps prevent overrunning your project with ink.
Before stenciling your t-shirt, be sure to put a piece of cardboard between the front and back to prevent any ink from bleeding through.
Step 2: Ink One Edge of Your PhotoEZ Stencil.
Place a liberal bead of silkscreen ink along one edge of your PhotoEZ stencil.
Too little ink will cause voids in your design so do not be afraid to use more than appears necessary. Any excess can be put back in the container.
Step 3: Squeegee Ink Over PhotoEZ Stencil.
Keep your squeegee at approximately 45° and push the bead of ink across the stencil.
To prevent ink from bleeding under your stencil, avoid sharp squeegee angles or brushing motions. To prevent voids in your design, be sure to use plenty of ink.
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Step 4: Carefully Lift Your PhotoEZ Stencil.
Carefully lift one corner of your stencil while inspecting your design. If you notice any voids carefully replace your stencil and squeegee more ink to cover the voids. This only works if your stencil or project did not move or shift otherwise you’ll get a double shifted imprint.
Step 5: Enjoy!
Before washing or wearing your garment, be sure to follow the manufacturers recommended procedure to set the paint/ink. This usually entails heat setting your garment with an iron set on high for 30 seconds or so.
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