Hey everyone, I chatted with some people last night about putting some signs in the print shop to help explain the process, therefore attempting to remove the intimidation factor in trying screen printing for the first time, and reminding more seasoned printers if they forget something (me lol). The class @doug.wilson has is great for starting out, but afterwards I often found myself lost on how to start everything up in order to GET to the actual printing stage without scouring youtube or having to pester others for info.
So my questions are:
-If you are are a seasoned printer, what information did you wish was more easily accessible in the shop to point you in the right direction? What part of the process did you end up needing the most help with when you started?
So far I have wanted to make signs for:
-Emulsion and how to apply it/how many coats/what to do if it drips
-the time needed to expose a screen, but also maybe brief things to identify if a screen has been exposed too long or not enough
-info on the doors for average time it should take for emulsion to be ready to expose so no one is blindsided by how long it takes
-taping off screens
-how to use the flash drier and tips for avoiding issues
-more info on the cleaner-filled spray bottles, what they are used for, and whether the sponges are each for one kind or the other (was curious if that was the case or not…), difference between cleaning and reclaiming
-where to get more materials (clear tape, vellum/transparency film) with recommended brands for easy purchasing without having to ask someone else do it
These are all meant to be BRIEF and not a whole essay, just having the info handy leaves us with more time to make and spend less time googling frustratedly on our phones.
Other things I would like addressed are:
-the paper cutter in the print shop and if someone knows how to sharpen the blade…its pitiful lol
-if someone did need to buy supplies for the shop, what needs to happen to be reimbursed for it?
-wanted to see about getting a big paper roll attached to the wall for test prints, but unsure how to attach that, also needing permission on where
Finally, thank you for whoever fixed the AC