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Anyone have a good resources / forum recommendations for info on this?

Looking to create some artwork. Looking for resources on best practice, (mesh numbers, archival ink types, acid free paper etc), and suppliers.

Many thanks,

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check out gigposters.com

I use super high mesh counts (typically, whatever the highest I have on had). Usually we're just printing posters for local rock bands, so we don't use anything fancy like archival ink. Speedball waterbased ink is easy to use, but has a really flat finish. I've picked up a few pints of nicer water based inks that look better on the paper but they're quite a bit pricier. Plastisol ink looks pretty cool, too, but the paper has a tendency to shrink a little bit when you run it through the conveyor dryer, making registration something of an impossibility.
Awesome, thanks for the link. I'll check it out. I didn't even know if I could get archival ink for screen printing artwork! It was mainly a hope.

Try running the paper through the drier once just before you print with plastisol to pre-shrink it before printing. That's what I do with garments that have a pre-disposition to shrinkage and it sorts them right out.
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