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Making screens from Sign Vinyl

Posted on Sun, 1 Apr 2007 at 10:10



Recently a student of mine, had a flaw in a screen ( a missing center for a "B" and an "A" ) and I told him to use sign vinyl , cut the item in his vinyl cutter, and replace the missing items.

He mis-understood my advice and re-made the whole screen with sign vinyl, and used it successfully to make 100 shirts with Union Ink. He has since made Forty , 24" x 18" , coroplast signs with this same method, using Nazdar 59-XXX series ink. ( no ... I did not make a mistake on the number ... I suggest using this over the 7500 or 5900 series all day long).

I have wondered for years just how well vinyl would work, but never got around to trying it.

NOW I KNOW .... AND SO DO YOU !!

Richard
www.SIgnTrainer.com
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Paul says: I've done this before successfully. The only problem I had was in reclaiming the screen. The adhesive is the challenge. Another use for vinyl is for making film positives. Use 3M 7725, which comes with ...

I've done this before successfully. The only problem I had was in reclaiming the screen. The adhesive is the challenge.

Another use for vinyl is for making film positives. Use 3M 7725, which comes with clear backing. Use black vinyl. Cut, weed and expose. Your limited to bolder stuff, but it's the cheapest, quickest positive that I've come up with.

posted on: Thu, 12/27/2007 - 9:09am

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