What Do I Need To Screen Print At Home?

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Re: What Do I Need To Screen Print At Home?

Postby sarah » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:11 pm

Hey i just finished a basic screen printing class and fell in love. I would like to start a small business just from my art on clothes. there are so many different presses out there, which would you suggest for a medium sized business? I can weld a base onto one no problem. so i guess i'm just looking for the cheapest but still reliable and easy to work with so i can grow as a business.


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Re: What Do I Need To Screen Print At Home?

Postby Catspit Productions » Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:26 pm

Bench presses and floor presses are two totally different animals. You can see bench presses and floor press I use myself, sell and recommend here:

http://www.catspitproductionsllc.com/ra ... pment.html

http://www.catspitproductionsllc.com/ra ... -kits.html

But for a press that will grow with your business you would want to look at the 4 color 1 station Vista series floor press. It can be upgraded all he way to a 6/6 as your business grows.

Ranar makes great bench presses:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_KfCgM7FLQ

I admit I am biased because I use this equipment myself so naturally I would recomend and sell it.
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Re: What Do I Need To Screen Print At Home?

Postby sarah » Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:14 pm

Hey thanks for the reply. i will look at those links you sent me. just one more question. what if i wanted to screen print on a dress or a large t shirt that has graphic from the top to the bottom. would i need a bigger station? do they come in different sizes or would i have to build something. thanks for you help and i'm going to check out your equipment.
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Re: What Do I Need To Screen Print At Home?

Postby Catspit Productions » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:31 pm

Yes, to print big or oversized pieces of fabric you need a different kind of set up:

Maybe something like this:



OR



For tee shirts you need an oversized screen and pallet that can handle the print size.

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Re: What Do I Need To Screen Print At Home?

Postby BoydRiver » Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:18 am

Wowsers, that all over t shirt print has to be a Catspit future video demo
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Re: What Do I Need To Screen Print At Home?

Postby Catspit Productions » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:56 pm

BoydRiver wrote:Wowsers, that all over t shirt print has to be a Catspit future video demo


LOL... maybe someday when I have a nice big shop like that :)
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Re: What Do I Need To Screen Print At Home?

Postby BoydRiver » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:21 am

Maybe a QR code t -shirt meanwhile :D
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Re: What Do I Need To Screen Print At Home?

Postby Catspit Productions » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:40 pm

And here you go:



LOL... ;)
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Re: What Do I Need To Screen Print At Home?

Postby BoydRiver » Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:56 am

LoL
Yeah, I forgot about that video. :D
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Re: What Do I Need To Screen Print At Home?

Postby RonD40 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:39 am

When ordering T-shirts do you order bulk or by the customers order?


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