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Postby willjoh » Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:09 am

i'm planning to print on concaved maple ply skateboards but am not sure how. any tips? thanks
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Re: printing on skateboard decks

Postby taglessthreads.com » Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:49 am

I'm also interested in learning this process. I did a little research on google and found this great page with a tutorial for printing on a skateboard. Hope this helps!

Tutorial> http://www.skateandannoy.com/features/d ... sics1.html
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Re: printing on skateboard decks

Postby shipyard skates » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:11 am

the skate and annoy site is pretty good for getting started. I would suggest starting with a flat screen. get them prestretched at 8 newton (low tension). if you use "regular" tensions screens you will never get the edges of the board. here are a few pics of how my rig is set up. the board with the helmet on it is an old board I use as my base. I have cross bars on it to help with positioning and what not.

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I then load the board I want to screen on the base (i did the fade with rattle can). I have a pin in the top and bottom truck holes to hold it in place.
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I have my rig set with a .25" gap between the board and the screen to get a decent pop.

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this board was a prototype for bigmess skateboards. single color.

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here is my table with my light box now.

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let me know if you have any other questions!
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Re: printing on skateboard decks

Postby shipyard skates » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:12 am

you need to grab the blade of the squeegee when you pull the ink. you cannot pull it like a t-shirt. it takes a lot of practice but it can be done. I use 60 d squeegees.
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Re: printing on skateboard decks

Postby 49Ford » Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:45 pm

check out this forum http://www.skullandbonesskateboards.com ... 4c7b2d9091
Plenty of info on there to check out.
For a full deck print you need a special screen, im trying to work this out as well

Ill see if i can find some more picts

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