Silk screen printing

Help!! We are trying to silk screen on white cotton handkerchiefs. They take the ink fine. The white fabric turns a shade of yellow. That's the trouble. Why is this happening? We have used two different handkerchiefs, both purportedly 100% cotton and the same thing has happened twice. This is being done by a professional silk screener....whaddaya think?

Topic by pinkyjabberbox 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Screen Printing Problems? Answered

Hi. Me and my friend have just started try to do some screen printing for tee shirts. We have made a few mistakes and it still isn't working properly. We bought a speedball kit and when we coated our first screen with emulation we then realised that we didn't mix the emulation with the sensitizer. So we washed off and then recoated with the now mixed emulation. We have also been using a 200w bulb and exposed our screen for 25 mins. We use transparent projector sheets. We also didn't have any black card so used a black bin bag under our screen when exposing. When we wash off the emulation with a hand held spray gun, too much emulation is coming away and leaving patches of space. Is this because we are not exposing it for long enough, or that the emulation is no good or a combination of all? Also, How long does it take for the emulation to dry and does this have a limited amount of time before exposure? Please help :-)

Question by siol 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Screen Printing Help!

Hey everyone, I did some screen printing in school, but for some reason I don't remember the processes used, and now I want to screenprint again, and I am looking up all these ways to DIY silkscreen at home on the internet and everythings cool, but I got a question, might be stupid, but hey. Every process involves using a transparency sheet to burn you image into the screen (if you are doing photorealistic images, which I plan to...) but where can I get my image on a transparency larger than letter size? For example, I have a screen that can hole an image larger than 24 x 36, that I would like to make, huge, large prints with, but I could hardly fathom a transparency that large, or how much it would cost to have one printed...is there a website for that kind of thing? Thanks a bunch...

Topic by Molue. 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


can I print on fabric with a plastic coating?

Question by Jeada 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


what are the different screens to print with? Answered

Would you use the same screen  for all type large and small ?

Question by fjo02 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


screen printing t-shirts

I don't understand whenever I apply ink to my screen it doesn't seem to go through onto my shirt. can someone tell me what am I doing wrong.

Question by JTae2cool 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


A Guide to Screen Printing As a Supremely Accessible Art Form

Here's a pdf of an in depth tutorial on high quality, cheap screen printing. I couldn't post it as an instructable so I was told to post it here. Check it out: (the pdf below)

Topic by humanpoweredprinter 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Printing on Bottlecaps?

I'm doing some small scale brewing, and I want to rig up some custom labels & caps for a real professional presentation. Labels are easy enough, but caps are throwing a few spanners into the works... Does anyone have any ideas on how to print them? Here are my current ideas:Toner Transfer - use a custom template and rig to hold multiple caps, then use an iron modified into a solder-press-like device to transfer. removing the paper cleanly could be difficult, and the results are unpredictableSilk Screening - build a similar rig to hold caps in place, and screen them. i don't know much about creating screens, and longevity, but it's probably too complex/expensive for small batches.Custom Stamp - use a rubber or pre-inked stamp to impress the design. simple, but expensive for multiple designs. i don't know how well the ink for pre-inked stamps will bond to metal, and I don't know what ink to use for a rubber stamp.Any thoughts are welcome.

Topic by gschoppe 11 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Need Serious Help from those who know about screen printing supplies!!!!

Hello Everyone, it has been some time since I was last on and everyone has always been so helpful. I have a friend who has offered to buy me some screen printing supplies. I would like advice on what to get as there are a number of different options and ranges of "skill level" for lack of a better word. I have been mixing a medium with acrylic paint and hand painting my designs on bags, jackets, etc. I REALLY want to get into "screening." Nothing mega big like my own store or anything, mainly just to sell a few here and there and my friends. T-shirts mainly, just simple designs or text in one or two colors. I don't have any supplies thus far, so any good deals on Kits you could recommend would be great. I'm in an apt and don't have a whole heck of a lot of space to set up a studio as I see some people doing. I just want to make like 10 or 20 shirts at a time and I want high quality materials but not necessarily the best of the best. I just need to know the basics to get me going, any advice on process of screening would be great too, I've read a lot and seen videos but I am always wanting to know more! I hope i make sense in all this, I just want some serious advice. Thanks to all of you in advance.

Topic by Ladykba 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Need advise on starting screen printing business

Hi Folks, I am fascinated by Screen printing. I know a little bit of it. But I would like to have advise from the experts here for me to start it as a serious business. What is the prospectus of growth in this business? What could be the initial investment (minimum)? What is the minimum no. of man power required? What is the latest technology adopted? etc etc... Could you please advise me on how to go about it in a beginner level? Thanks.

Topic by rajkochi 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago



Anyone know where I can buy a Print Gocco?

I can't seen to find one anywhere. So far all that I've been able to find are parts like bulbs and ink. If you have a good online provider hook me up please. Thx.

Question by ellis151 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


DIY Screen printed solar panels Answered

I bought a manual from Aqua-luna.org about making solar panels. I feel like I've been misled. The first two solar panel technologies are not viable for home power generation. The screen printed PV panels may be. There were listings of materials and a copy of patent application along with some hand written notes. Not much else. I need to know how to layout the collectors that are printed on the substrate (glass) how to mix the materials that are being screen printed etc. I would be helpful to have a ball park figure on the output so that I could determine if it will be cost effective. I have fabrication and screen printing facilities and will be making panels for personal use. I need a 3-5 kw system (big I know)

Question by daveh189 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


how to do screen printing in fabrics?

Question by jeetha 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Home screen washout and printing errors..

I bought a home screen printing kit from an art store but I'm having trouble with a few things and they are: The instructions said to use a 150watt incandescent bulb 12 inches from the screen for 45 minutes. I thought 45 minutes was awfully long so I bought a 300watt bulb and exposed it for 23 minutes. My initial design which was 3 letters at a very large font worked out pretty good but it took an awfully long time to spray out design, it probably took me 10 minutes. I thought the 23 minutes was okay so I used the same time with my next design which had smaller text well my smaller text never washed out even though it looked like it was burned in. I went up to 30 minutes, then 35 minutes, then 40 minutes and I'm still having trouble washing out designs with small letter text. Should I be cooking my screen for longer than 45 minutes? Second question is, when I'm actually swiping my screen does the type of squeegee I use matter? I swiped a few shirts and I'm still not getting a consistant print each time. I'm not clamping my screen down so I know my DIY method is really dirty but I expected better results, should I expect less? Thanks

Question by TheCallForFreedom 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Print screen button on keyboard for video capture? Answered

I know there is software for this, but could using a 555 timer and a print screen button on your keyboard make a video capture device? Separate images would be stored, but software could stitch this together.

Question by knexpert1700 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


how can you screen print a belt? ?

 so i have been trying to figure out how to screen a belt, i have done it a few times and  when it is done it will just rub right off.  after i dried it, i dont have a heat gun i just a iron 

Question by recyclebicycle 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Wireless Screen monitor?

I know this is not a new though and people have been asking on this forum. However I didn't find a similar solution to mine and thus I would like to ask for the possibility of success. Situation: A laptop, fully working, a desktop monitor, fully working also Want: A wireless VGA between the laptop and the monitor, so I can use my laptop in one side of my room, while having the monitor sits in other corner, within 5 meter Proposed solution: A wireless kit [url]http://focus.ti.com/docs/toolsw/folders/print/ez430-rf2500.html[/url], so one end attaches to the VGA port of the laptop, of course a a simple will be needed to input the VGA signal into the microcontroller. The receiver will also be attached to the desktop monitor with an appropriate circuit. is it a possible solution? if so, what could the appropriate circuit be please?

Question by luckyvictor 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How can I remove a screen printing on fabric?

I got a screen print design that I want to remove from an old backpack. How can I remove the screen print without damaging the material?

Question by DELETED_nuwave 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago



DIY Solar Cells through screen printing

I was wondering if anyone has seen the "plans" offered by fuellessamerica.com on producing solar cells cheaply and at home through screen printing. They claim efficiencies of 12-14% can be achieved. I know most solar cells are screen printed, but I know the doping can be difficult. Has anyone seen/done this? I have seen the American patent held by a Japanese company that outlines the process. I didn't have much time to peruse it however. I did notice they were using correct terminology, but it was obviously geared towards commercial enterprise. Any thoughts?

Topic by bowakowa 11 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


What is the best way to screen print on metal?

I need to print different colors on my products I make.  I powder coat them but I want to screen print a lable on them.  I've tried using another color or coating with stencils and high heat tape, but it did not turn out well.  Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks!

Question by Tanman23 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Screen Printing - The Best of Instructables Book Preview

Check out this Best of Instructables Book preview of Screen Printing: Cheap, Dirty, and At HomeScreen Printing has been one of our most popular Instructables, with new users continuously finding the project and contributing in the comments. I even had the pleasure of meeting Tracy during our July 2008 Show and Tell.See the latest news about The Best of Instructables Volume 1 here.Order The Best of Instructables Volume 1 here!

Topic by ewilhelm 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


how to remove screen printed logo from a velvet jewel box's outer surface?

Folks, need hands on for removing the screen printed logo from a jewel box, the surface is velvet. hardly waiting. best

Question by shinojmahe 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago



History of Printing Mesh

Sit in on a trade show seminar or visit an online forum, and you'll encounter countless debates about the "right" type of mesh to use. The truth is, while there are some guidelines to follow, the best way to determine what's right for your shop is by trial and error. Only problem is, who has the time to experiment? There are literally hundreds of mesh types out there. Trying to choose the best one can seem like an overwhelming task, but by following some general rules of thumb, you can narrow down your mesh choices to a dozen or so. Then testing each kind won't seem so unmanageable. Specs. It may look like the screen on your back door, but screen printing mesh isn't the same kind of material. The biggest difference is that unlike what keeps bugs out of your house, this type of mesh is made from fabric, not wire. For this industry, monofilament polyester is the most frequently used mesh material. When you start shopping for mesh, you'll also need to determine the weave, count, thread diameter and color that's best for your shop. The type of weave is a no-brainer. When researching mesh, you may come upon the terms plain-weave and twill mesh. The difference between the two is how the threads are woven to create the mesh pattern. Make sure you purchase plain-weave mesh instead of twill mesh, which can cause moiré problems, especially in the high mesh counts. Mesh is often referred to by its mesh count – i.e. 120 mesh, 230 mesh etc. – representing the number of threads per inch. The lower the count, the bigger the mesh openings. Low mesh counts are commonly used with specialty inks such as glitter and puff to allow big ink particles to reach the substrate. High mesh counts are mainly used to print fine details and halftones. Printing through high mesh counts also produces a thin layer of ink on the garment, creating a soft hand. Mesh with a count that falls somewhere in the middle is what most screen printers rely on for their basic, everyday print jobs. The last factor you'll need to decide on is thread diameter. Until a few years ago, terms such as S, T and HD were commonly used to refer to thread diameter. Now, however, a more universal method of referring to the diameter number (in microns) helps keep consistency throughout the industry. While there's no standard thread diameter for each mesh count, there's generally a heavy-duty and a light version for each mesh count. The thinner the thread, the better the detail, but the weaker the fabric. The mesh manufacturer or your local distributor will help you weigh the benefits of each and determine what's right for your individual shop. As you shop for mesh, you're sure to come across different colors. Mesh is typically offered in white and yellow, although orange is available from some manufacturers. During exposure, a white mesh will refract the light similar to the way in which a fiber optic cable works. The light travels down and out, affecting edge definition and quality. This isn't as important with lower mesh counts, but when you're doing a lot of fine detail and halftone work, such slight adjustments will show up in the final print. For this reason, many printers stick with white for lower mesh counts, but use yellow or orange for higher mesh counts. Assess Your Need. Everyone has a preferred type, but there are some general guidelines to go by when you're in the market for mesh. Look around your shop and you'll find clues to what type of mesh counts you should be printing with. The three factors to base your decision on are the type of garments you're printing on, your ink type and the kind of frame system that you use on a regular basis. You'll also need to take into account the type of print jobs you typically do. For most screen printers, T-shirts are the order of the day. They can probably get by using a middle-of-the-road mesh count such as a 110 mesh. However, if you print a lot of athletic numbers and use thick ink to withstand the rough treatment jerseys encounter on the field, you'll probably need a coarser mesh count to allow the thicker ink to reach the material. In such cases, it's not necessary to use a high mesh count. On the other hand, if you do a lot of halftone and fine detail work, you'll need a higher mesh count to retain the minute details in the design. Also let your distributor or manufacturer know what type of frame system you use, as some types require sturdier mesh (and higher thread diameters) to withstand repeated use. In general, most screen printers find that a 110 mesh count will work fine for most jobs. The key word here, though, is "most." Don't rely on 110 mesh for each and every single job. Instead, try out different mesh counts with different print jobs, and keep a record of your production results. Note the mesh type, screen tension, type of ink and whether the print job is multicolor, process color, etc. Also note the garment type: Are you printing on a nylon jacket or a cotton T-shirt? Regularly reviewing your records will help you see a pattern, and decide which mesh tends to work best with a particular ink and design combination. You'll be surprised by the varying results between your "everyday" mesh count and one that's a little higher or lower. If you want to experiment with different mesh counts, start with the coarsest mesh and work your way up to the higher numbers, noting how the print looks with each version. Hit the Trail. Most screen printers have an established local distributor that they order supplies from. Others may prefer to order directly from the manufacturer. To find a list of mesh distributors and manufacturers, check out IMPRESSIONS' 2003 Sourcebook. Decoding the Salesspeak. The world of mesh can get a little technical. Here are some key terms to help you navigate the terminology: Low-elongation (LE) mesh – Most monofilament polyester fabrics are low elongation. The term refers to the mesh's ability to retain its tension level. In the past, stretching screens required tensioning the mesh to say, 25 N/cm, letting it relax to a lower tension then repeating the process. Today's low elongation mesh typically only requires one go-around. Monofilament polyester mesh – Some printers who've been around for years still use multifilament polyester mesh. However, the majority of the industry has switched to monofilament. Although it must be abraded for good emulsion adhesion, monofilament mesh tends to stretch, hold tension and print better than multifilament mesh. Plain-weave mesh – Almost all mesh for the textile printing industry is plain weave. The term refers to the method by which the threads are arranged to create the mesh openings. Warp – The threads that run the length of a roll of mesh. Weft – The threads that run the width of a roll of mesh. The Numbers Game. Mesh is typically ordered by the roll, usually in yards. The price depends on the width of the roll (40", 50", 60" wide, etc.), the mesh count and the color. White mesh is not quite as expensive as yellow or orange mesh, because it doesn't go through the dying and rinse processes. Setup Surprises. Be careful how you open the packaging surrounding your new roll of mesh. Avoid using a knife if possible – mesh can be damaged just by being carelessly opened. Once you've opened your new mesh, store it someplace out of the traffic flow. Try hanging it on a wall like a paper towel roll. Getting it up and off the floor can prevent accidental damage. Keeping the roll visible also allows staff to monitor the supply. Don't wait until the last minute to order mesh – you may not be able to get a new supply in time for that next rush job. Care and Feeding. Once you stretch your screens, what can you do to keep the mesh in top shape? For one thing, be careful with your screens. While coarse mesh can withstand more wear and tear, high mesh counts can be easily damaged when moving them around the shop. To extend the life of your mesh, try stretching your screens so that the squeegee stroke runs parallel to the warp. After several print jobs, who can remember what the mesh count is on a particular screen? To help keep confusion to a minimum, consider writing the mesh count number directly on the screens or frame. Or, color code your stock: white for lower mesh counts, yellow for the more detailed work. So while there's no hard rule for what mesh counts to use, knowing what to look for can help you find what's right for your shop. – CW from Internet

Topic by sharefilters 10 years ago


classes

Charging for the print book and the classes you are pushing on us is like Microsoft forcing us to download windows 10 and it bricking the screen or the $1500 computer then running a message your equipment does not match and you need to update and now you have ballast to put corner weight in the race car 

Topic by hdrideblue 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Is there a way to produce screens that create a gradient effect?

I want to print some of my artwork onto t-shirts using silk screens. How do I create a screen that will produce a gradient effect?

Question by cwbo 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Plastic Screen Media Decoder

Hi Guys. I've seen a print ad that had a plastic 'zigzaggy' decoder gizmo stuck to it,  that I could peel off and use to 'decode' media as I slid the plastic over my screen, over a particular picture on their website.  The refraction of the plastic would 'decode' the image. What on earth would this kind of mechanism be called?  I'm trying to Google 'something' of a how-to... Not having found anything, I'm turning to the craftiest bunch I know ;) Thanks for your help.

Topic by Saeven 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


[newsletter] Rickroll Cake, Screen Printing, Gorilla Pod...

Sign-up for our newsletter here. Apr. 24, 2008 Welcome back! We have lots of news for you today. New contest! It's spring and to celebrate we're having a Flower Contest. The flowers can be fresh, dried, painted, or even crafted so get going on a great flower Instructable now! Check out these cool Instructables! Portal/Rickroll Cake Two Internet fads combine to create the geekiest eating event ever. posted by Papersatan on Apr 20, 2008 Make your own Gorilla Pod This flexible tripod mimics the real thing for only a few dollars worth of parts. posted by benthekahn on Apr 22, 2008 Photo-emulsion Screen Printing Sometimes you need to get your message out quickly and cheaply. Here's how to print a ton of t-shirts and patches fast. posted by w1n5t0n on Apr 21, 2008 A radial drill press made from spare parts Make a radial drill press on your own and get a lot more freedom of motion for your money. posted by threesixesinarow on Apr 16, 2008 Helicopter Birthday Cake Make an epic birthday cake for the li'l pilot in the house. Comes complete with spinning blades! posted by dave spencer on Apr 23, 2008 Green Science Fair! April is Photo Month! Bake and decorate! Laptop Compubody Sock Make an eye-catching hoodie for your laptop to use in public spaces for warmth and privacy. posted by bekathwia on Apr 18, 2008 Isobaric Subwoofer Improve the low-end in your home audio setup with this home-built sub. posted by toastyboy on Apr 19, 2008 The iPillow Fall asleep listening to music without headphones or any pesky cords. posted by dardy_7 on Apr 16, 2008 How to get on Xbox Live with Dialup Enjoy all the downloads and updates of Xbox Live over the old dialup connection. Still not so hot for multiplayer, though. posted by Dr.Professor_Jake_Biggs on Apr 19, 2007 Measure the drag coefficient of your car Want to make your car a lot more fructification? The first step is knowing just how much drag it creates as it moves along. posted by iwilltry on Aug 31, 2007 Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric

Topic by fungus amungus 11 years ago


Screen printing - Should I use paint or ink?

 I will be printing identification and logo on steel newspaper racks that have been painted with a 25 year exterior latex paint. Is it realistic to expect good results using paint or ink? If the answer is ink, what type?

Question by tommytoes 9 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


What would be a good cheap alternative to screen printing Ink? Answered

Okay, so I saw this Instructable the other, day, which said that it was possible to use a water based house paint for silk screen printing, and I was curious if that would work, or if anyone had tried it to see whether it cracked easily, or lasted for a moderately long period of time. Does anyone else know of any other ink alternatives, as it seems like the ink for silk screen printing is rather expensive. Thank you for your help.

Question by XP1 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


cannot print from the print button at the end of the first step of ANY instructable

When I try to print using the print button at the bottom of the first step of any instructable I get an error screen. I am using two different computers running Int Exp v 6 and 7 I think - if I use firefox the preview comes up with a bunch of gibberish text and characters. "The error from MS Explorer is Internet explorer cannot download print.html from www.instructables.com. Internet explorer was not able to open this internet site. The requested site is either unavailable or cannot be found. Please try agin later." Behind this is a box that says "File download print.html from www.instructables.com" but nothing ever happens. I am logged on as my userid cnc_gary. I'm not sure when this started, but in the past few weeks. Both computers are Intel duo-core running XP sp2 - prior to this I could always print the whole instructable. Is there something that I need to change or... Gary

Topic by cnc_gary 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


What's the best method for making registration markers for multi-color poster printing?

Currently, I am printing registration marks on my transparencies so that they burn into the screen. Each registration mark is the same for every color. When the screen is burned, the registration marks appear. I clamp the screen, and lower it to print the registration marks, then lift it and cover them with tape. I use the printed marks to line up my paper. This works pretty well, but I am convinced there has to be a better way. Can anyone help?

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


how do you screen print with more than one color?

I want to know how to make a screen print and also a screen printer. The screen printer has to be hand made and cheap to make. It has to look like a proffesional did it like shepard fairey or someone like that. I also want to know how to make it with more than one color. Also i would like to know how to do it on a shirt. If you know how to do that you are the awesomest person in the world.

Question by dancewithcaution1 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


How do I keep rust from transferring from my screen to my shirt while Screen printing?

I am having trouble with staples I use to hold the screen getting rusty and then leaving marks on the material I am printing on.  I have covered them in packing tape but that gets wet and curls up.  Does anyone have a better solution?  Can I just paint the edge of my screen in a gloss enamel without it effecting the print?

Question by trbdavis 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Screenprinting on Velcro?

Has anyone tried screen printing on the hook and loop side of velcro? Any success? Any tips?

Topic by R3 Design 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


how do i transfer my printed design onto a transparent paper? Answered

I really don't know how people who does screen printing transfer their designed onto that transparent paper already, its like every tutorial I watch is they skip this step:[ and i'm new in this kind of hobby.

Question by nhicebby 9 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


What's the best way to screen print onto a round ceramic object

Could you please give me tips on how to do this the object will be a toilet and I will be doing this for my fine art degree work

Topic by myprettypie 11 years ago


(newsletter) Screen Print for $10, Cargo Scarf, Mad Hatter Hat

  Screen Printing for Under $10 Cargo Scarf Mad Hatter Hat Recycled Paper Notebooks How to Make Candles Keyboard Wallet Fabric Pressure Sensor Spinning Yarn Felted Bag Zombie Friend Wavy Cut Paper Beads Easy Homemade Soap Guides Alice in Wonderland Cake Decorating Domo Kun

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Are you able to screen print an image on the side of a t-shirt or make it look like it wraps arround?

I was wondering if it was posable to take this image1.bp.blogspot.com/_k66MzJ-J1KM/Su_k48fEEFI/AAAAAAAAAnA/47xpNQ_3W5A/s1600-h/model-front-and-back.jpg (photoshoped onto a t-shirt image) and actualy make that happen with the whole wrap arround aspect. It would be much apprecated as i am really am going for that look.

Question by onell53 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


What is the easiest and cheapest way to teach basic screen printing to middle schoolers?

I am hoping to beg, borrow, or make most of what we need, but any help would be appreciated.

Question by selkie_girl1 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


how can I print text on a t shirt? Answered

I do not want to use the iron on t shirt transfer, I am looking for more like screen printing?

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Can I use a vinyl cutter to make silk screens for printing? Answered

 Hi all, I have a vinyl cutter and have been using this to make tee shirts for about six months now. I have recently been asked to make a couple of hundred tee shirts for a local charity so need to be able to make them as cheap and quickly as possible. I was therefore wondering if I cut use my vinyl cutter to cut a 'stencil' for blocking out a screen for screen printing. The design includes some very straight lines and some small detail as well as some text.  My idea is to cut out my design as a negative and somehow stick that to the inside of the screen as the blocker? Or would I need to use it to 'block' my blocker? Has anyone successfully used a vinyl cutter for this purpose? Thanks in advance. Simon

Question by slysimon 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How do you remove an image from an outdated silk screen?

Is there a way to remove the image from the fabric after you are done with it in order to use said fabric for another design? We have professional screens and equipment that we picked up at a garage sale some time ago and would love to reuse the screens with our own designs. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Even if it can only be done on newer emulsions (we have a few blanks) it would be helpful. Thanks in advance!

Question by slimblondie 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How do i take screen shots on my computer? Answered

I want to know to take screen shots on my computer. I want to know how to take screen shots because i am going to make future instructable which will require this. I am hitting print screen and nothing happens. what do i do now?

Question by EncasedDeath 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


how can make in ourself hand made exposing chemical of screen printing?

Question by kamilakamila 8 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Instructables T-Shirt

"These shirts are hand-made art silkscreened in Northern California on high-quality American Apparel t-shirts." how about an instructable on how these t-shirts are made? I'd love to learn how to screen print shirts that look as professional. btw - what's with the search function on this site? it doesn't exactly...function... very well, does it?

Topic by theagent 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


How to "screen" text onto a shirt? please help!!!

I have read some great tutorials on how to do inexpensive screen printing using the modgepodge method and sewing looms, but that just seems WAY too painstaking to try and use that same method for applying lines of text to fabric. what's more, I can't see someone wasting an entire screen for just a few lines of text, even if they were using traditional screen printing methods. Other than iron-on transfers, what other ways might people be applying text to their items? I hope I make sense, I just have been needing to know this for some time now! The picture i have included is an example of what i am trying to learn. They say it's all "screened" but if so someone please explain to me how this is done! and if there is anyway to do it inexpensively.

Topic by Ladykba 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


computer playing woot keyboard roleplay

Right now there is a sudden wind storm. once in a while electricity drops out for a split second due to shorts in wires outside. after each of them you look outta window and see total darkness for some seconds then flicking sodium lamps trying to restart on the pathways. one of the power falls made my pc shut downwhen i powered it on again it got really confused . . all the keys in the print screen / insert home end / arrows area are kinda playing a roleplay where they are each otherctrl + print screen do deleteprint screen do nothingup arrow do print screenctrl do page downpage down do menu (that key to the right of the windows key)page up write a slashother affected keys seem to do nothingthis happens only in the desktop. it does not affect the login screen or the command line. it remains like that after power off and rebootisnt it woot ?video clip (there is some really nasty noise in the soundtrack. you can mute your speakers)

Topic by 11010010110 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago