Screen Printing (was Re: Reproduction micros)

Swift Griggs swiftgriggs at
Tue Jul 12 15:49:34 CDT 2016

On Tue, 12 Jul 2016, Rod Smallwood wrote:
> Well I could do front and back panels. In fact anything that needs silk 
> screening. Rod (Panelman) Smallwood

As a hobbyist I've made a few tee-shirts, bags, and other items using a 
real silk screen, transparencies, photo resist emulsion, PVC inks, and a 
heat gun. I've done primitive "trap color" using registration marks, but 
never "process color" (too hard without a 4 screens and better gear). 

Is the process you use similar? I'm only asking because I'm curious. Also, 
just out of curiosity, what kind of color process can you do on a circuit 
board or side panel ?

The most complicated thing I've seen is CMYK process-color done with water 
based inks and fancy super-tight registration. The results (not by me) 
were really awesome, but I'm guessing that kind of thing isn't done the 
same way on non-fabric materials (perhaps PVC inks work, though).


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