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Trouble aligning.

Posted on Mon, 14 Jun 2004 at 14:45



I'm doing some T'shirts with a logo on the back and one line of text across the chest. I'm new to screenprinting and I'm having trouble aligning the text across the chest so it looks level. Are there any tricks I should know about to ensure getting the words straight across the fronts of the shirts?

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Anonymous says: is your text square to the platten? If not use a t square and draw lines on the plattens. As for squaring up the shirt it self, try to set up the screen so the collar will lay right at the to of your ...

is your text square to the platten? If not use a t square and draw lines on the plattens. As for squaring up the shirt it self, try to set up the screen so the collar will lay right at the to of your platten. Its going to take practice to learn how to drop the shirt in place. Just slow it down and relax. Pull the shirt back evenly. Try to stand square with the platten. That will help. If one side of the shirt is consistantly low, than try to pull a little more with the other hand when you bring the shirt back to you. A line of text is the hardest thing to print just because a few degrees off and it shows badly. Good luck.

posted on: Tue, 06/15/2004 - 7:11pm
Anonymous says: One method is to use a CLEAR plastic (acrylic) platen with a spot light facing up from the bottom. Then mount BLUE masking to the bottom side as a level, on light colored shirts this will help a lot, ...

One method is to use a CLEAR plastic (acrylic) platen with a spot light facing up from the bottom. Then mount BLUE masking to the bottom side as a level, on light colored shirts this will help a lot, (there is a learning curve here), also , keep in mind that the final answer to how well the shirt looks when worn is COMPLETELY dependent on the way that persons shoulders are made.

Richard
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posted on: Tue, 06/22/2004 - 8:19am
Anonymous says: One method is to use a CLEAR plastic (acrylic) platen with a spot light facing up from the bottom. Then mount BLUE masking to the bottom side as a level, on light colored shirts this will help a lot, ...

One method is to use a CLEAR plastic (acrylic) platen with a spot light facing up from the bottom. Then mount BLUE masking to the bottom side as a level, on light colored shirts this will help a lot, (there is a learning curve here), also , keep in mind that the final answer to how well the shirt looks when worn is COMPLETELY dependent on the way that persons shoulders are made.

Richard
www.signtrainer.com
Sign Training Video, User Forum, and Sign Equipment

posted on: Tue, 06/22/2004 - 8:21am

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