Screen printing

does anybody here screen print i want to get into it, so if you do i would like tips

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Tried searching the internet? I hear Google is a good search engine :wink:

i have just curious if there’s any yoyoers out there that screen print

Yes? I assume T-shirt’s?

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Are you saying you want to work in a screen printing shop? Or are you saying you want to do it at home?
If you’re talking about making them at home, are you saying you want to make them for yourself? Or you’re trying to turn this into a business?
There are several fairly simple ways to make shirts for yourself, but if you’re talking about creating a screen printing business out of your house, that’s going to require a decent investment in equipment to start.
Just some of the things you’d need: ink, screens, emulsion, a good printer and vellum, LED vacuum emulsion exposer unit (though I think there are home remedies for this), cleaning supplies like ink remover, emulsion remover, dehazer, and mineral spirits, a power washer and area to clean screens, and a screen printing station (which you can get smaller ones for a few hundred I think). The really tricky and expensive thing to deal with is curing the ink. If you want to do this as a business, you dont want to be trying to cure ink with a heat gun or something, you want a conveyor oven. Basically, curing the ink requires the ink to be at around 320°F for around 10-20 seconds. Over-curing can cause the ink to crack after washing, and under-curing can cause to come off after washing. All in all, you’re probably talking in the area of a few thousand dollar investment to get started from the ground up.
Edit: My source for the info is having used to work in a screen print shop

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Well jeeze…thanks for the awesome info. You truly were very helpful!

/end sarcasm.

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Lol you beat me too it, there is a story of a guy ordering a 6 head auto press, to put it in a single car garage… it don’t fit.

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I never had the pleasure of using an auto press, though I’ve seen them at other shops, and holy crap are they nice. I wonder if he was able to return it? lol

Here’s the station we had at the place I worked (we had a 4 head manual also)

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i just want to do it at home

yep t-shirts would be the one

I think it was helpful you see, he just told me to go search every other part of the internet expert for here. so that means there’s only every single other website in the world except for this one good so only 45 billion websites to go

I know about presses and all that. I thought after I got the hang of finding my brun time and making desighs i would get this cheep press of Amazon

Did you read my whole post?

Okay, here’s what your list looks like after buying the press:
Just some of the things you’d need: ink, screens, emulsion, a good printer and vellum, LED vacuum emulsion exposer unit (though I think there are home remedies for this), cleaning supplies like ink remover, emulsion remover, dehazer, and mineral spirits, a power washer and area to clean screens,
and a screen printing station (which you can get smaller ones for a few hundred I think). The really tricky and expensive thing to deal with is curing the ink. If you want to do this as a business, you dont want to be trying to cure ink with a heat gun or something, you want a conveyor oven.
Edit: And by the looks of the press you want to get, you want to do multiple colors, so you could probably forego an actual conveyor oven, and just use you a flash dryer to also cure the ink when you’re done with it. Maybe @saber could weigh in if that would work or not?

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Well we now owns one of the largest screen printing and design companies I know of.

Like he has 4 auto presses now .

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Bet he’s got a big enough garage now for it

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Or maybe he just moved some stuff into his living room? :stuck_out_tongue:

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Yeah www.goteez.com

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All I’m picturing when I read “goteez . com”

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it’s for my self and maybe if some friends want o buy some shirts. I won’t get the press intel after a few months of doing of making them just on a table or something like that

does this look like a good starter kit?