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Old November 13th, 2013 -   #7 (permalink)
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Default Re: Screen printing 2 colors not sharp

Originally Posted by StarDesigns
I would print this using a 156 mesh screen. Depending on the coverage you get with your squeegee technique at the very least you should be able to print/flash/print the white followed by one hit of navy.

Make sure when you flood the print that you use just enough ink to fill the stencil area. You should still be able to see the design after flooding. You aren't icing a cake you are merely getting ink into the print area. Use a push stroke and you will get crisper prints. Less ink goes on with a push stroke so white on red will be a definite print/flash/print.

Good luck!
Haha--yep, you had me pegged! Of course I was icing a cake with my flood. I had no idea that's not what I was supposed to do. I plan to try again tomorrow with a lighter flood and then no flood like 20vK suggested. Thanks so much! If that's not better then I'll wait for the higher mesh screens that I'm about to order right now.
This forum has been so helpful. Hopefully someday I'll have enough knowledge to help others on here like so many people have helped me starting out!