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digital_light

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In need of a T-shirt Press
« on: September 08, 2015, 08:12:51 AM »
Hello makers,
I was wondering if anyone here has a t-shirt press I could barrow to make a few shirts for "maker Fair"?
I know it is very short notice but thohut I'd shoud ask.

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Re: In need of a T-shirt Press
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2015, 08:52:46 AM »
There is a screen printer at the lab, and some screens, but it's not set up yet.  (I'm not sure who has the lead on that, can they respond here?) You should be able to fake it for single-color prints as is.

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Re: In need of a T-shirt Press
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2015, 09:29:25 AM »
Screens are on the shelves, rig is in the warehouse. Not sure if we have emulsion or ink. Knock yourself out champ!
I like colors.

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Re: In need of a T-shirt Press
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2015, 09:47:25 AM »
In a pinch, you can check out a t-shirt printer place that does one-offs. I know digitalman2112 used them awhile back to get some quick turn around shirts made. I think it was Big Top Shirts which became AKT: http://aktent.com/
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Re: In need of a T-shirt Press
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2015, 11:03:40 AM »
Thanks for the quick replies.
 I have no budget to get any made. But I do have several sheets of 11x17 laser transfer paper, and a color laser printer. But i have had bad luck using a simple iron in the past.
I saw the screen printing set at the maker space but I have no idea how to use it and I'm afraid not enough time to lean. I do want to learn and hope to use it in the near future.

Please keep a look out and let me know if you become aware of an available press in the next two days.

Is bribing allowed?
Free Jerky for anyone who can help me get some shirts made in time for the maker fair.

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Re: In need of a T-shirt Press
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2015, 11:30:03 AM »
It should be a matter of getting emulsion and an ink from Art Systems today, wiping down a screen tonight, and letting it dry until Thursday in the darkroom in a trash bag. Wednesday, head to office depot and get your design printed on transparency. Lay that on the screen Thursday, point a shop light at it for fifteen minutes, take it to a sink and scrub it. Then smear your ink in the vicinity of fabric until you have shirts :D


(I'm just rather busy until MFO as well)
I like colors.

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Re: In need of a T-shirt Press
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2015, 04:51:30 PM »
I thought I had some emulsion, but it's AWOL :( But I can give Cope a hand with making it do - jerky is always needed  ;D