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Boom!  What great advice.  I did not think of screen tension.  I bet that's it, as, since I made the whole set-up from scratch, the tightness of the screen is totally random and probably a bit loose. I'll also secure the thing with those special hinges.
I hope to try again this weekend.
Thanks again!

Open Discussion / Troubleshooting screen printing on glass...please
« on: April 06, 2017, 03:31:54 PM »
Hello everybody.

I am going totally DIY on this project I've been working on for over 2 years.  In short, I need to screen print text on flat glass.  The glass forms the front of a shadow-box.  I purchased 250-mesh screen material, made frames, used Ulano Proclaim emulsion, and Nazdar 59000 ink (diluted 10% with the Nazdar thinner).  The results are shown in the attached image.

I did try to load the frame above the glass before squeegeeing the ink onto the glass, and the frame was propped above the glass about 1/8-inch.  The emulsion was hard, and I made sure it was compatible with the ink.  The mesh is within the specified range for the ink.

Any guess where I went wrong?  I will not give up this last step in this lengthy project, but I wanted to give the finished products to my doctoral committee as gifts in about a year.

Starting to lose the fun in this project...


Just Tim

Introductions / From the middle of the Middle West
« on: April 06, 2017, 03:20:06 PM »
USA, that is.  For over 2 years, I've been building up skills to complete a crazy art idea that struck me. I'm stuck at the part where I have to screenprint onto glass.  I'll be posting a question at Open Discussions soon.  For now, however, I want to thank you contributors; I've learned much from your sage advice.

I have failed at many steps in my project (kind of a shadow-box idea), but I have overcome those difficulties.  This screenprinting thing really has me, tho.  I want to make these, in part, as gifts for the members of my doctoral committee.

Well, thanks again!  ;)

--Just Tim

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