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Inkjet design on paper... not transparency?

Posted on Sun, 14 Nov 2004 at 1:58



I just bought a bunch of stuff to do screenprinting at home... so far Ive been going to a print shop and printing my designs on transparencys... can I just print a design on regular printer paper here at home, and if so, will I have to increase my exposure time/and/or/ trace over the printed design in a black marker or something?

Im useing a 200watt bulb... my first exposure was at 30 minutes, but any midtones were completly black... so I droped it to 20 min on my other design [but i didnt have midtones, so that wasent too good of a test] but 20 minutes caused some extra emulsion to be washed out... so anyway...

basically, are the transparencys completly necessary?

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Anonymous says: Try spraying the back of your paper (please use a design you don't care about first test!) spray with Pam...the original formula (don't need butter or lemon pepper flavor) then send through your dryer, ...

Try spraying the back of your paper (please use a design you don't care about first test!) spray with Pam...the original formula (don't need butter or lemon pepper flavor) then send through your dryer, let it completely dry & you will have a very crude vellum. We've done this with copy paper & burned an image onto a screen (Ulano QTX emulsion). Your exposure time may vary. Try it & let me know how it works. I love Pam.

posted on: Thu, 01/27/2005 - 7:49pm

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