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Newbie screen printer needing help please

Postby frankieapples » Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:47 am


I'm new to screen printing so am still learning the ropes. I've printed a few simple designs onto t-shirts but now I need to reclaim the screens. I was given something to strip the screen in my kit but after hours of scrubing it's not done any good.

Can anyone reccommend the best way to do this? And the best tools. Oh and if anyone knows of a good supplier in Bristol (UK) that would also be awesome, i've looked about online but can't find anyone.

Thank you
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Re: Newbie screen printer needing help please

Postby geneh » Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:56 pm

Give these guys a try.
MacDermid Autotype Ltd
Grove Road, Wantage, Oxon, OX12 7BZ, United Kingdom

Phone:+44 1235 771111

Fax:+44 1235 771196

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Re: Newbie screen printer needing help please

Postby printinator » Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:17 pm

Hi Frankie: First clean all ink from the screen with Screen Wash (Solvent). Dry the screen then degrease the screen. The solvent from cleaning out the ink is preventing the Waterbased Emulsion Remover from getting to the emulsion. Do not use any strong solvents on the emulsion, like acetone, lacquer thinner or xylene. If all else fails, take the screen to a Self Serving Car Wash and with the pressure washer, remove the emulsion.
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