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Offline Screened Gear

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First 5 color on my auto
« on: June 20, 2011, 08:29:05 PM »
I just got my auto and am looking for a little advice on how to run a job.

Its a 5 color job. White underbase then 4 colors on top. I  have one flash but can run the shirts around as many times as needed. Let me know what you would do. (Screen mesh, how many top colors per round,,,)

thanks Jon 

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Re: First 5 color on my auto
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2011, 09:37:27 PM »
Black, White, Flash, Green, Red, Flash, Yellow
White, Flash, Green, Red, Flash, Yellow, Black
White 156 or 196
Black 196 or 230
Yellow 230
Red and Green 196 or 156
White, Yellow 70 Duro Double Bevel or 60/90/60
All others 80 Duro Double Bevels or 70/90/70
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Re: First 5 color on my auto
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2011, 09:42:17 PM »
If they are black dischargeable blanks, I would personally use a discharge UB 150S, and over print the colors with plastisol on 230/48 mesh, white on 230/40 and I would definitely flash the discharge due to the red.  All colors WOW after the base, 45 lpi halftone.

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Re: First 5 color on my auto
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2011, 10:26:05 PM »
Sorry guys they shirt colors are brown, dark heather and black.

Just one coat of white? you think that would be enough with the yellow gradient over the top of it?

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Re: First 5 color on my auto
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2011, 11:23:26 PM »
Sorry guys they shirt colors are brown, dark heather and black.

Just one coat of white? you think that would be enough with the yellow gradient over the top of it?


If you can only do 5 colors, For the black garments, you might find that you feel the need to print flash print, but it's possible to do it in 1 hit on a 230 mesh. Just use an adequate stencil thickness.

I would do it at 230 base and 300 mesh on top. You could also just do 230 for all, but that still leaves everything feeling heavier than needed.
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Re: First 5 color on my auto
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2011, 02:34:25 PM »
I would take Dan's Advise. Unerbase 230 all others on 305s   50 dpi and 22.5 angle.  On the black you MAY need to print flash print the white.

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Re: First 5 color on my auto
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2011, 11:05:37 PM »
Thanks everyone. I figured this but its nice to know everyone is on the same page.