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Old August 18th, 2009, 06:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
BershAdel BershAdel is offline
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Ok, I've been reading posts on here for a couple days now and still have a few questions. I'm dead set on screening my own shirts and I'm also set on doing it for cheap (old punk rock habits run deep). Anyhow, I've been planing on buying a kit that includes

Qt of Ink (Chose from Primary Colors)
20x24 inch 110 Mesh Wood Screen
10 Inch Squeegee
14" Scoop Coater, for easy emulsion application. (not shown)
Chemical Kit Includes:
Emulsion 1 Quart of CCI DXP dual cure emulsion
Emulsion Remover 8 oz bottle of ER/80 screen reclaimer makes 1 gallon
Screen Wash 147 Qt Cleans plastisol ink from used screens or press
Nutralyze Screen Degreaser Qt cleans the screen of oils and dirt
Liquid Renu-It(quart) is used as a ghost image and stain remover
Red Coat Block out (8oz) is primarily used to fill pin holes on screens
CCI Mist Adhesive is an aerosol spray that tacks garments to printing board
2 - 8oz bottles of ProChem hand cleaner & conditioner - removes ink from skin
1 Chemical resistant spray bottle
3 Blue Scrub Pads
Dual-Temp Heat Gun
500 Watt Halogen Cure Light
10x14" Sheet of flat glass to place over positive film while exposing screen.
10 Sheets of 8.5"x11" Kimoto Silkjet Positive Film
Instructional screen printing DVD
screen expossure stand
It's going to run me about $235 after shipping from Canada. So what do you guys think? I'm only going to be doing shirts for friends and local car clubs/tattoo shops. Does the mesh size sound sound ok for general purpose t-shirt printing? It's from silkscreeningsupplies.com, has anyone had any dealings with them? I know it'll probably be cheaper for me to have them done by someone but I'm looking for a hobby so.
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Old August 18th, 2009, 12:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey dude!
All of that sounds great for a beginner!
$235 is cheap too, and after all your jobs youll be making a good amount of profit!
Start out with all of this; and refill when needed, if you feel as if a chemical or emulsion you currently were using isnt working out for ya, you can always substitute it out and try new things!

Personally i dont like silkscreeningsupplies at all. Totally go with www.poconoscreen.com there prices are great, and the screens are superior
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Old August 25th, 2009, 02:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have to agree with Ghostwork on that one, Pocono is the best!
I've been dealing with the company for years now, and i've been nothing buy satisfied with every product i've ever bought off of them.
There screens go through 3 steps of tension, there wood frames are all poly coated twice, and all screens are made for your order to assure no tension of the screens is lost by sitting around in a warehouse like other company's!
Check out Pocono Screen for sure, start saving money today while buying A+ equipment for all your screen printing needs!!

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