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Default Printing multiples

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I'm wanting to print many shirts in a row, when I do the first one is good and then the second one sucks. What is the strategy to printing multiples withiutntitally cleaning your screen in between?
 
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Default Re: Printing multiples

Watch your off-contact. Make sure you're using the proper mesh for your ink. Don't lay down your squeegie and push the ink through the screen, keep your angle high and shear the ink. Use a really soft flood stroke.

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Default Re: Printing multiples

Describe exactly how the second one sucks.
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Default Re: Printing multiples

You've got to backflood the screen after each print stroke, keeping ink in the screen actually helps prevent the ink drying.

Here's a bare-bones basic approach to printing with waterbased.
 






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