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July 12, 2006 @ 04:54 PM

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Yeah but he meant how he would be able to do it...

doesn't matter though, question answered.
July 12, 2006 @ 08:43 PM
hot_sauce52

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I've seen a coulpe peoples work and i saw that some of them have like shadowing... like it fades from dark to light... can someone explain to me how thats done? i've been screening for lil while and i've only done like solid colours, i've never tried the fading because i didnt know it was possible. Someone please reply soon
July 12, 2006 @ 09:01 PM
kennmon

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I've seen a coulpe peoples work and i saw that some of them have like shadowing... like it fades from dark to light... can someone explain to me how thats done? i've been screening for lil while and i've only done like solid colours, i've never tried the fading because i didnt know it was possible. Someone please reply soon


people will reply when they can or want to.
dont ask us to reply soon, its not as if you are gonna do it the minute you get a response...
July 12, 2006 @ 09:10 PM
hot_sauce52

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i'm just saying if they know the answer to my question, if they can please post, its not like im demanding them to post immediately, i'd just like a quick response
July 12, 2006 @ 10:49 PM

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The shading could be halftoned, right guys?
July 12, 2006 @ 11:33 PM
HOBOtheLabRat

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yeah probly halftones, if someone posts a specific example we can comment how that specific screening was done.
July 13, 2006 @ 11:52 AM
hot_sauce52

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Hey, i dont have any pictures but can someone please explain to me how halftones are done?
July 13, 2006 @ 11:56 AM

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I do it like this (in photoshop)

Image > Mode > Greyscale

Image > Mode > Bitmap (select halftone...and mess with the settings to get it perfect)





And I'd like to know what I can do to ensure perfect registration?
July 13, 2006 @ 11:59 AM
Larry Hizzler

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it's almost impossible to get perfect registration with home screening. You got to get aquainted with maunally trapping your file. Peep the overprint view in Illustrator, that'll help you trap your design.
July 13, 2006 @ 12:05 PM
hot_sauce52

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i'm still kinda lost, like when you burn the image in ur screen, how will it do halftones? like wont the ink just spill through? and DUM, i was looking at your posts and your like a streetwear guru or some shit, your a genius, props to you homeboy
July 13, 2006 @ 12:09 PM

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You have to understand what a halftone is, a bunch of dots that, to the eye, look like an image

For example, the image on the this shirt..is made up of a bunch of dots.

July 13, 2006 @ 12:15 PM
hot_sauce52

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would the screen make the shadowing fade from light to dark? or would you need to lay down several layers of different greys? seems complicated, im likely not gonna try it but i'm kinda interested in how it works.
July 13, 2006 @ 12:34 PM

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It's not hard....it's a one color print. Give me an image and I will show you how it will look halftoned.
July 13, 2006 @ 02:47 PM
HOBOtheLabRat

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And I'd like to know what I can do to ensure perfect registration?


To get perfect registration you would need a 2 or more screen press setup. by just laying the screen down manualy theres no way to ensure it will be perfect, your best bet is just to eye it as best as possible which will be time consuming. With a multi screen press you would burn into the screen registration marks and make sure they are alligned before printing then mask off the registation marks so they dont print onto the shirt or anything
July 13, 2006 @ 02:47 PM
hot_sauce52

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hey, i dont have any ideas of a picture, can you just show me one of your examples? also do you know any free programs i can download that can do halftones, cus i just have photostudio and i dont think i can do it on there.
July 13, 2006 @ 03:08 PM
frank white

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Location: brooklyn

another way to pull off some nice looking gradients is make your image out of like 3(or more) different shades(screens) of gray plus your solid black.
July 13, 2006 @ 03:08 PM

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I do it in photoshop, here's a halftone example. I did it with a low frequency of dots so it's easier to see it's just dots. Back away from your screen and you'll see the image easier.

July 13, 2006 @ 04:14 PM
unltd.

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Ok, I'm having trouble downloading photoshop...sad

It says I'm missing C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\Rar$DI46.281\Data1.cab in the middle of the download process. What do I do now?
July 13, 2006 @ 04:15 PM

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Where did you get it? Limewire? how big was the file?
July 13, 2006 @ 05:14 PM
Whizz

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How do you guys dry your screens after you've coated them in emulsion? I'm having serious issues i.e. I think it's dry, I expose my image and then when i'm washing the screen after the exposure the emulsion comes off with it. Should I just leave it to dry naturally?

I'm to the point of exploding because I can't get a good finish.
July 13, 2006 @ 05:15 PM

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I let mine dry in my garage overnight.
July 13, 2006 @ 05:20 PM
unltd.

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Where did you get it? Limewire? how big was the file?


I asked someone to send me a zip file, I'll just try Limewire now. sad
July 13, 2006 @ 05:26 PM
Whizz

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I'm just going to have to be patient, so hard when I want a finish now.
July 13, 2006 @ 05:49 PM
Whizz

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Halftoning is excellent by the way, i'm currently experimenting with some photographs and it really can add a lot of depth to any design.
July 13, 2006 @ 05:51 PM
kennmon

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How do you guys dry your screens after you've coated them in emulsion? I'm having serious issues i.e. I think it's dry, I expose my image and then when i'm washing the screen after the exposure the emulsion comes off with it. Should I just leave it to dry naturally?

I'm to the point of exploding because I can't get a good finish.


good things take time.
the emulsion should be left overnight if able.

what emulsion are you using anyway?

SEX emulsion is some of the best on the market.

also, im pretty sure you are having an exposure problem, not a drying problem.
July 13, 2006 @ 06:40 PM
dblockdosmil

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dude download the 30 day trial from the adobe website then search google for a keygen so u can unlock the trial easy my god
July 13, 2006 @ 07:41 PM
IneedMoney

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download the trial version then go here www.crackspider.net and serach for the keygen
July 13, 2006 @ 10:09 PM

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How do you guys dry your screens after you've coated them in emulsion? I'm having serious issues i.e. I think it's dry, I expose my image and then when i'm washing the screen after the exposure the emulsion comes off with it. Should I just leave it to dry naturally?

I'm to the point of exploding because I can't get a good finish.


You have to follow the rules for the times, the type of bulb and the distance from the bulb to the screen. The time all depends on the size of the screen and the type of lightbulb.
For my 18" screen, i put 4 pushpins on the bottom, and let the screen sit on 4 paintcans in my basement closet for 3 hours with a fan running inside.
July 14, 2006 @ 09:22 AM
IneedMoney

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Does any one think a pro. screen printer would screen print just a few shirts and not like 50 cause i just want to put some design on some shirts and have like a little try out run and see if people would buy my shirts........
July 14, 2006 @ 01:53 PM
modernART

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For my dark room, all I'm using is my walking closet, which happens to have a an electrical source right above the ceiling and I just bought a light safe (yellow) bulb and put it on top of the ceiling. Is this a good dark room? I pretty much placed towels underneath the cracks of the door and sides, as well.

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