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Old 08-14-2010, 05:02 PM   #1
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I've been wanting to get into screen printing for a while now. I figure it would let me create some unique clothes, and possibly make some money selling some.

Has anyone done screen printing, or owned their own machine?
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Old 08-14-2010, 05:25 PM   #2
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never done it but i think it would be fun, especially if u can make some extra $$$ doing it. gotta be creative though. are u wanting to do art designs or just like funny sayings on the shirts?
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Old 08-14-2010, 05:29 PM   #3
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never done it but i think it would be fun, especially if u can make some extra $$$ doing it. gotta be creative though. are u wanting to do art designs or just like funny sayings on the shirts?

Probably mostly designs, I'm no slouch in the art department. I figure selling 20-30 shirts would net me my money back.

My friend is an aspiring musician and we were talking about me selling merch for him at shows. I could easily whip up some shirts and charge 15/20 and make a ton of profit after he builds up a little following(if he does). I would also try and take requests if anyone wanted something.
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Probably mostly designs, I'm no slouch in the art department. I figure selling 20-30 shirts would net me my money back.

My friend is an aspiring musician and we were talking about me selling merch for him at shows. I could easily whip up some shirts and charge 15/20 and make a ton of profit after he builds up a little following(if he does). I would also try and take requests if anyone wanted something.
cool. i'd like to see some of your designs.

how the hell do u go from drawing something up to making a stencil out of it?
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cool. i'd like to see some of your designs.

how the hell do u go from drawing something up to making a stencil out of it?

I'm not actually sure. The one I was told about is digital, apparently you draw it on a transparent paper(like the old school plastic page for projectors in school), you put it in the machine, then I don't know what happens haha.

I've got to do more research. The only ones I'd seen in real life were the wooden ones that look kind of like presses.
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I'm not actually sure. The one I was told about is digital, apparently you draw it on a transparent paper(like the old school plastic page for projectors in school), you put it in the machine, then I don't know what happens haha.

I've got to do more research. The only ones I'd seen in real life were the wooden ones that look kind of like presses.
that digital sounds sweet but expensive. nothing like showing off your art and getting paid.
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I'm not actually sure. The one I was told about is digital, apparently you draw it on a transparent paper(like the old school plastic page for projectors in school), you put it in the machine, then I don't know what happens haha.

I've got to do more research. The only ones I'd seen in real life were the wooden ones that look kind of like presses.

check out the wiki article. I'm reading it right now. lol I also design my own shirts but usually uses photoshop. screen printing actually seem like I can get a more vintage and raw look with them. The wiki article has a good explanation of the photo emulsion process for stenciling. I'm uncertain about the cost or size of the machine it describe tho.
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It's more of hassle then you think it will be. My roommate had one but he sold all the shit to some dudes that were trying to make their own clothing design. It's a bitch to do.
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Don't bother, multiple colored ones can be VERY costly...
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