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Hey guys,
These are one of the reasons that screen-printing is so fun yet frustrating.
I was printing a simple text design with a black trap and the entire 12x14 design lined up in perfect registration except for 3 letters on one of the words.

How on God's green Earth did that happen? :confused:

I coated, dried, burned and washed out the screens exactly the same way.
I printed both films exactly the same.

Why do these things happen to me?
 

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It would help if you could post the artwork, but that does seem strange...anyway that the artwork could be messed up?
 

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How is your screen tension? I have a manual press and sometimes I have to adjust my squeegie pressure due to some of my screens getting loose with time thus getting regristration problems.
 

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my suggestions are:
1. Bad contact during exposure of film and screen
2. Shirt Shrunk/moved during flashing between colors
3. Too much offcontact on press causing you too move the mesh too much to get it to print
4. too loose of a screen.

That's all I can think of.
 

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Looks like is it all off to the left just a hair, so if you are flashing that would be my guess. Try flashing the shirt then print/flash/print. Troy
 

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Thanks folks.
I'm printing some higher-quality transparencies with a Epson 1400 inkjet.


I can see now that the flash can be a factor.
Yes, I did flash between prints but not before the first print.
I think next time I will f-p-f and see what happens. I didn't think I would have to since these are just regular 100% cotton gildan white t-shirts.
Also I do know that 1 of the screens has seen a few more prints than the other, so tension of one of the screens can also be a factor.

 
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