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Old March 11th, 2012, 11:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Bicromate emulsion
6xx,8xx,10xx,12xx silkscreen
Ulano Bluepoly 2
Sta-sharp green film
swival knifes
amberlith,rubylith
using bleach to reclaim screens
staple tape
paper stencils for poster printing
chokes and spreads on film seperations
tray developing ortho film
carbon arc lamps
naz dar poster,GV, air dry textile, plastisol,enamals
Precison ovals,American Muliprinter
Argyle,NuArc cameras
drying racks wood,metal
Advance Process Supply
Sherwin Williams screen process inks
Cudner & O'conner,Sinclair Valentine,Colonial, KC coatings,Vivitone color
Neoprene squeege rubber

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Old March 12th, 2012, 01:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Indirect emulsions (5 star)
Letraset

Mmmm carbon arc....
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Old March 12th, 2012, 01:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Agfa repromaster cameras
Dark /red rooms
Brown film paint
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Old March 12th, 2012, 03:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
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American cameos, still have one....
White ink so thick you throw the ink out and grate the pot through the mesh.
Clothing suppliers with one page catalogs
Imported tee and polo styles that only came in a massive seven colour ways: white, black, grey, royal, red, forest green and navy.
Light tables, vivid and rotring sets, tracing paper.
Oh, and my favorite, six week leadtimes.........
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Puff ink was modern and "in"
Glitter ink.
Folding the shoulder pads under so the heat didn't buggger them up.
Polycotton interlock tee fabric.
45 dpi tones
$500 for process film seperations
Pregan paste
$5 an hour wages
Locally made shirts, sewing factory upstairs, knitting fabric on the wildt mellor bromleys next door. Thinking wow, an imported shirt!!!
No transfers or vinyl cuts, print all the names and numbers.
Artwork in the post or by fax which meant you had to guess the stretch distortion of the fax machine and weather the design meant to have lines in it?
Thinning plastisol with turps (the other curable reducer)
Prints didn't ever have tm or (c) on them.
Sorts of shades and Colours, matching to some wrinkled paper before Pantone books.
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Old March 12th, 2012, 08:35 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Grover step and repeat machine
The "flash dance look"
neon colors
muscle t's
Filbar presses
Crescent bronze & powder co
Daygo co
thinning plastisol with motor oil
one arm squeeges
enlarging art with projection machines
craftsmen lineup tables
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T shirts Made In America!!!
Sedman Hi-cru with pocket
Hanes
Anvil
Cal-cru
Fruit of the Loom
Belmont
Onieda
Tultex

A hundred more all made in America
Sewing shops and factories (thousands)
cut piece printing
Printing for upcomingSeasons 4-6 month lead times 100,000 & up runs
Contract printing (printers bought and paid for presses in a few good runs)
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Old March 12th, 2012, 09:49 AM   #8 (permalink)
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T shirts Made In America!!!
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Fruit of the Loom
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We had a factory in a neighboring town.

You still hear people talk back to the "good ol days" when they worked at "Martin Mills".

Lots of people lost a lot of really good jobs because of NAFTA and FTL jumping ship on America.
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Advance Process Supply wooden frames stretched with "Tite-Stretch Cord".
The first plastisol ink, U.S. Rubber (now Uniroyal) Deco-Flex ink.
McGraw #33 carbon tissue photo-stencil film.
Reinke screen presses (no flood bar, the squeegee came back around over the top of the screen, dripping ink as it went!).
The original Autoroll Company.
Zipatone sheets.
Goodkin, Robertson, and ATF cameras.
Switzer Brothers Day-Glo flourescent inks that you had to pay a license fee to print with.
Hardtfeldt screen presses from Sweden.
6xx Organdy mesh, less than $2.00 per yard, 48" wide.
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Old March 12th, 2012, 11:59 AM   #10 (permalink)
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WOW, I've literally never heard of any of this stuff. I've only been in the biz for 6 years. I am spoiled.
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