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Forum: Plastisol Ink Screen Printing February 11th, 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By Raw Paw
Re: printing off white plastisol on thick sweatshirt

110 should work fine for the sweatshirt, it definitely seems like an off contact issue. Also, a push stroke might work better, from my experience white plastisol can be very strenuous for a pull...
Forum: Plastisol Ink Screen Printing February 7th, 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By Raw Paw
How to make Simulated-Process Color separations in Photoshop?

Hello mighty warriors of the print realm,

I am very familiar with separating prints using Index / dither, as well as CMYK. However, I have never learned how to do Simulated Process, which I...
Forum: Screen Printing Equipment February 3rd, 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By Raw Paw
Re: Help with Epson P400, NO RIP :)

Today I printed all the my seps a dark amber color, C-40 M-100 Y-80 K-60, and it seemed to draw from all of the cartridges much more evenly. Still haven't found a solution to the film printing all...
Forum: Screen Printing February 3rd, 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By Raw Paw
Forum: Water Based Ink Screen Printing January 27th, 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 787
Posted By Raw Paw
Re: Add GREEN GALAXY FUSION PIGMENT to COMET WHITE???

Another tip for working with thick waterbased inks (HSA / high solid acrylic, Comet White, CCI spot black) is to mist the screen with water and wiping it with a rag before printing, so the emulsion...
Forum: Water Based Ink Screen Printing January 27th, 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 787
Posted By Raw Paw
Re: Add GREEN GALAXY FUSION PIGMENT to COMET WHITE???

I don't have much experience with this ink, but Matsui makes a "stretch white" that looks a lot like the Comet white, but it much creamier and less gelatinous / thick
Forum: Screen Printing Equipment January 27th, 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By Raw Paw
Re: Help with Epson P400, NO RIP :)

Hello again, brothers and sisters of the print realm. I am experiencing a strange problem with the P400... I am using the same print settings as with the 1430, except, under "Print Settings ->...
Forum: Screen Printing Equipment January 27th, 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By Raw Paw
Help with Epson P400, NO RIP :)

Hello brothers and sisters of the print realm,

Our Epson 1430 just doodied the bed and we purchase an Epson P400. When buying the 1430, I did some research on the board as to workarounds for the...
Forum: Water Based Ink Screen Printing January 15th, 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By Raw Paw
Re: Help with Discharge Red on black Bella Canvas 3001

Update - Here are my findings, after another frustrating day failing to get Red 032 to discharge properly... We just printed the image on a handful of sample shirts we keep around the shop to...
Forum: Water Based Ink Screen Printing January 14th, 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By Raw Paw
Question Help with Discharge Red on black Bella Canvas 3001

Hello, brave brothers and sisters of the print realm. I have a problem. It is driving me crazy and making me question my 13 years of screen printing experience :(:(:(:(:(

In a nutshell - we...
Forum: Screen Printing May 14th, 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By Raw Paw
Re: Where to buy CCI CMS Pigments?

So the problem was, when trying to order through CCI, we had not yet set up an account, so the shipping options wouldn't display. We set up an account and got our first shipment in this morning,...
Forum: Water Based Ink Screen Printing May 9th, 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 4,999
Posted By Raw Paw
Re: What mesh for water based ink/3 colors max?

This has been my experience with waterbased / discharge inks. I reserve 110s only for very coarse / deep knitted textiles, like fleeces, some hoodies, some (not all) tote bags.. But in my...
Forum: Screen Printing May 9th, 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By Raw Paw
Where to buy CCI CMS Pigments?

Hello all you print veterans out there..


We are finally making the switch from Ryonet Green Galaxy mixing system to the CCI Color Mixing System (CMS). We bought a starter kit with all the...
Forum: Water Based Ink Screen Printing February 12th, 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 807
Posted By Raw Paw
Re: Anyone else mix discharge white using 80% white + 20% clear base?

Hey Andrew, 80 / 20 works great. To test out my theory, I recently printed a run of my own design using 100% white discharge, and the ink is much less smooth to print with. I got it to work, but...
Forum: Water Based Ink Screen Printing January 14th, 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 807
Posted By Raw Paw
Anyone else mix discharge white using 80% white + 20% clear base?

Hello fellow printers,


So for several years now, I have been mixing my standard discharge white using 80% white base and 20% clear base. I began doing this at the advice of other printers, to...
Forum: Screen Printing September 7th, 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By Raw Paw
Re: How to Utilize Registration Marks Correctly

I want to elaborate on this and share a technique that radically improved my set up time. I learned how to register jobs by lining up the "key" layer to this center line on the pallet, printing the...
Forum: Screen Printing August 17th, 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 635
Posted By Raw Paw
Re: How do you do wet on wet?

For CMYK, you need to use an underbase for dark shirts / anything that isn't close to white. What I meant to say is that when doing cmyk on an underbase, you will need to flash each color and cannot...
Forum: Screen Printing August 16th, 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 635
Posted By Raw Paw
Re: How do you do wet on wet?

I can help a bit. As for wet on wet, I have the same problem, particularly when printing with plastisol on a plastisol underbase. Apparently the inks have a quality where they "gel" once the press...
Forum: Screen Printing August 16th, 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 807
Posted By Raw Paw
Need help with properly exposing tiny halftone dots...

Hello dear screen printing gurus, wizards and noobs. I have been screen printing for over ten years and now run my own shop, but as is often the case, there is always more to learn, especially when...
Forum: Screen Printing Equipment January 17th, 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 651
Posted By Raw Paw
Re: How often do you change the tape on a pallet

For me, I try to change out the tape once a month. At that rate, the tape comes right off without any struggle. If I wait longer that that, I run the risk of wasting tons of time slowly ripping the...
Forum: Screen Printing Equipment January 17th, 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 4,992
Posted By Raw Paw
Re: Looking for the Best Manual Screen Printing Machine

I mean, unless you really want to dive in and have tons of money, time and energy to invest in learning a new craft, it is definitely cheaper to contract the printing. You need more than just the...
Forum: T shirt Printing Issues January 17th, 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 1,027
Posted By Raw Paw
Re: Printing Transparencies on an HP OfficeJet Pro 8720

Not sure how to help... only piece of advice I have is to print in RGB mode. From my experience that is the only way to get films dark enough to expose, CMYK prints at like 90% black, and don't...
Forum: Screen Printing January 17th, 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By Raw Paw
Re: I cut my screen with exacto... -.-

Eventually you may have to replace the screen. However, if it is a tiny puncture that isn't affecting the tension of the screen, and the hole isn't spreading, you can simply tape up the hole...
Forum: Screen Printing January 17th, 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 624
Posted By Raw Paw
In the market for a new film printer...

Hello everyone. I have been printing for many years, as well as referring to this site in times of crisis, but finally made an account tonight. Someone set our shop on fire, arson situation, wowww...
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