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Old March 14th, 2020 Mar 14, 2020 10:54:55 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default Screen printing mystery?

In video on time 3:15 you can see material which that guy holds in his hands. I suspect this is something you screen printers are using.

So I was wondering anybody knows what this material is?


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They are just digital printed silkscreen stencils.
You can do the same with photo emulsion.
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They are just digital printed silkscreen stencils.
You can do the same with photo emulsion.
That's what I am looking for.



What are the steps to make one stencil like this? I need a little help here. I was doing screen printing only with vinyl stencil so I am little lost here.
 
 
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Default Re: Screen printing mystery?

These are exactly the same stencils used for screen-printing.

You cam make them with photo-emulsion, or you can make them with a thermal printer and a special coated mesh. Those printers are expensive... around $15,000 I think.
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These are exactly the same stencils used for screen-printing.

You cam make them with photo-emulsion, or you can make them with a thermal printer and a special coated mesh. Those printers are expensive... around $15,000 I think.
photo-emulsion is hard on the touch? Is that the stuff you wash it from screen with that water gun?
 
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Is that the stuff you wash it from screen with that water gun?
Yes, regular emulsion. You will not be able to apply it as thin as the coating on these sheets, but it will work the same. The spray goes through the mesh, and that's all there is to it.
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nice vid seacookie

i like the aesthetics of the trucks on the canvas texture

when you buy one of those thermal printers can i get some stencils?
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Yes, regular emulsion. You will not be able to apply it as thin as the coating on these sheets, but it will work the same. The spray goes through the mesh, and that's all there is to it.
I need to apply photo emulsion on the silk screen to get stencils. or can I use just photo emulsion without silk screen?


Sorry for noob questions, but I would spend bunch of time to figure this one out while on other hand I can get answer straight away from guys here.

Last edited by seacookie; March 15th, 2020 at 09:23 AM.. Reason: edit : mesh you sad, so I need silk printing mesh for this to work right?
 
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nice vid seacookie

i like the aesthetics of the trucks on the canvas texture

when you buy one of those thermal printers can i get some stencils?
you ain't seeing the day I will buy 15k thermal printer


But I was wondering if there is more budget friendly way, which could be used for repetitive projects. So I was assuming screen printing forum might be the answer.
 
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I need to apply photo emulsion on the silk screen to get stencils. or can I use just photo emulsion without silk screen?
The ones you see in the video are silk-screen mesh. The transparent coating makes them look like Mylar on the video, but if you see one in real life it will be obvious.
Look at these https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fm0yZyEX7Mk
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you ain't seeing the day I will buy 15k thermal printer


But I was wondering if there is more budget friendly way, which could be used for repetitive projects. So I was assuming screen printing forum might be the answer.
There is also the "Thermal Stencil Copier" option. Around $1,000
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There is also the "Thermal Stencil Copier" option. Around $1,000

What does that mean? Can I make original stencil on it or it can reproduce already made stencils? Cause 1000 dollars is more budget friendly and it could quite possibly happen if it's worth it.
 
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What does that mean? Can I make original stencil on it or it can reproduce already made stencils? Cause 1000 dollars is more budget friendly and it could quite possibly happen if it's worth it.
Just google "Thermal Stencil Copier". They are used by Tattoo artists.
They are thermal, and apparently work with silkscreen stencils as well.

I've never tried it myself though. I've only seen a demo once, and the mesh looked identical to the one used with the $15,000 printer.
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Just google "Thermal Stencil Copier". They are used by Tattoo artists.
They are thermal, and apparently work with silkscreen stencils as well.

I've never tried it myself though. I've only seen a demo once, and the mesh looked identical to the one used with the $15,000 printer.
Thanks for all the info. I was right this will be the right place to ask my question.
 
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There is also the "Thermal Stencil Copier" option. Around $1,000
I don't see any holes in the stencil? Am I missing something? -.-


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