printing awesomeness

I emailed the awesome guys over at silkscreeningsupplies.com for some advice about what emulsion I should buy, seeing I am running low on my intro Speedball emulsion and I wasn’t too impressed with the level of detail I was getting out of that brand … they wrote back with some life changing info that I just tested out today with fabulous results.

exposing silk screen

Ryan suggested that I use a 500 Watt Halogen work lamp instead of the 100 watt bulb suggested by Speeadball, I got mine for $9.98 in-store at ACE but any hardware store should stock them. He told me to place it 18″ above the screen and expose for 13mins – it worked soooo well I cant believe it, no over exposure or detail lost, no scrubbing out unexposed areas, and only 13min wait instead of the 34mins I was doing previously!

perfectly exposed silk screens

Anyway, hope this helps anyone out there having the same problem as me, I am so happy to have two new perfectly exposed screens! Yee-ha!

botanical tea towel printed from perfectly exposed silk screens

row of botanical tea towel printed from perfectly exposed silk screens etsy

2017-03-13T03:33:05+00:00

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