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Old 4 Days Ago Jun 27, 2020 3:18:57 PM -   #1 (permalink)
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Hi: I am relatively new to silk screening and so far have been just doing text. I noticed recently that when I hold the transparency up to a light that the center of each letter is very black but there is an outer shell on each letter that is not as opaque. The lines are not blurry or rasterized. It is the same whether the text is created in a text editor or Photoshop and printed from Illustrator or Photoshop. or the text editor. I an printing with an Epson 1430, high quality transparency, best photo, ultra premium glossy settings. Anyone heard of or ran across this before? I an concerned that the less opaque portions will affect wash out.
 
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[QUOTE=chateautex;4473639]Hi: I am relatively new to silk screening and so far have been just doing text. I noticed recently that when I hold the transparency up to a light that the center of each letter is very black but there is an outer shell on each letter that is not as opaque. The lines are not blurry or rasterized. It is the same whether the text is created in a text editor or Photoshop and printed from Illustrator or Photoshop. or the text editor. I an printing with an Epson 1430, high quality transparency, best photo, ultra premium glossy settings. Anyone heard of or ran across this before? I an concerned that the less opaque portions will affect wash out.[/QUOTE]

I have the same issue!
 
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I noticed recently that when I hold the transparency up to a light that the center of each letter is very black but there is an outer shell on each letter that is not as opaque.
That's because the film you are using cannot hold the amount of ink applied. I personally prefer laser printers and never had a problem.
 
 
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Default Re: Printing all black text problem

A good quality film that is specifically for making screen printing transparencies will hold enough ink. Cheaper stationar store transparencies won't.


Well worth the extra money.


Alternatively, if all you are doing is text, and you have a cad cutter then you can cut letters and stick them to your film.
 






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