Step 3: The Printing

now take the block of wood and place it in the middle of the front and back of the shirt this will elevate the shirt to make a secure fit between the shirt and screen. now that the block is elevating the shirt place the newly cut design (on paper) onto the shirt and move it to where it looks good. then place the island piece where it needs to be. now take the screen and place it over top of the shirt. now take wood clamps and place them on each corner of the screen to hold it down. now place a line if ink on the side and then pull the ink with the squeegee to the edge of the design. after you feel it is truly covered with ink release the clamps, bring the screen up and carefully pull away the paper "stencil". now you should have a one color design :) yaaay!!
That is crazy!
&nbsp;You bought time for under ten bucks?!? WOW!! &nbsp;Where do <em>you b</em>uy time<em>???</em>
clock shop...
&nbsp;gooo green lantern!!!!!!!
Do you have to do anything to the shirt after you get the ink on, such as ironing or hand washing? Also what type of ink did you use?
Hey I like how you have used just normal A4 paper as a stencil, i am using xray paper
fabric inks- would they be suitable?
Cost $10, but the materials can be used plenty! nice one, and thanks for the upload
Cool. Living in the UK makes it expensive to buy emulsion etc so this works really well. Thanks.
I'm going to be printing up some shirts pretty soon with a very similar method- do you have any idea how much ink you used per shirt? I'll have to make about 50 and I have what appears to be the same size ink bottle as yours. I think the amount of coverage is roughly similar as well. Do you have any idea of the volume required?
sorry i dont but i feel your container will be fine
i made this design of screen printing but with a picture of the fresh prince it worked really well tanks mate x
does the ink type matter, like wats the best?
speedball is name brand, which is what i use
be careful about the type you buy, water based will dry in a screen quickly and couldn't ruin. SOme inks wont dry for years till you heat it up but those you have to have a heat gun or whatever. I think ya need to get the ink to 320. The ink will wash out if it isn't heated up all the way
I would prefer using a spray.It would take less time and the finish would be as good as that.Nice Instructable nevertheless
NO, ink's by far better than spray, but more expensive. :P
Here's mine.Only exception I used a spray.
cool the outside spray (leak) underneath gives MORE than it take it gives it a very cool dirty, top secret-ish look you probably don't know what what I'm talking about so I'll stop writing now
i dont know what youre talking about but i agree
If you cut the stencils using semi-thick plastic sheeting then there's no real need for the screen. I even tried using 1 side of those plastic envelopes to store paper in, same result. Stick the islands and stencil onto the t-shirt using re-fixable spray adhesive, add the paint then just take off the stencil.
I really like this, even though it could have been broken up into more steps and maybe a few more pictures. Still, good, easy idea that actually makes me want to do it myself finally.
I really didn't like the way it came out so I will do another and update it!! but thanks!

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