Expose your screens lightning fast with our new home table top screen exposure unit!
Includes: 1 complete Table Top 16" x 20" exposure unit • 1 Dark-out pressure foam pad
The 16" x 20" table top exposure is a low cost way to step up your screen printing exposure game! With this screen printing exposure unit you are able to burn higher quality and crisper images compared to using a halogen exposure light or the sun.
This table top exposure unit uses unfiltered UV black light which exposes a screen much faster than halogen or photo light. Also by using the foam pad that comes with the unit and about 25 lbs of weight you can create the positive pressure needed to sandwich your film positive and screen mesh to the exposure glass to ensure that fine detail, halftones and crisp edges can be exposed without light working its way around the edge of the image like it would if positive contact was not sufficient.
video note: exposure light seen in the GIG Poster video has since been replaced to a better, streamlined UV exposure light bulb
For more information about our screen printing inks, checkout the video above!
In addition to water-based ink, plastisol ink is now included in the Shop Kit and our New 4-Color Kit. The video above provides more information on the difference between the two inks.
Our inks are great for printing on a variety of substrates including: t-shirts, apparel/fabrics, canvas, paper, wood, glass, plexi, metal and more! Also, feel free to experiment with screen printing on anything you can think of, just remember that if it can lay flat, then it's likely that it can be screen printed!
Tips for drying/curing inks:
T-Shirts & Fabrics:
Easy Dry method: after the top layer of the ink is dry to the touch, put your printed t-shirts and/or fabrics in a dryer for 30-45 minutes on high heat. Parchment paper (included in your kit): heat up an iron, then place the parchment paper over your screen print, then simply turn your t-shirt inside out and iron the backside of the print. Slow Dry the air dry method: hang tees using a clothesline (inside or outside) let dry for a few hours. Speed Dry hair dryer method: use a hair dryer or heat gun and rapidly move over the print to cure the ink - we also highly suggest putting your t-shirts in the dryer after 45min on high heat.
Paper or Wood:
Screen printing paper: simply print paper & let air dry, the ink should dry to the touch in minutes.
If screen printing wood, after the ink dries we recommend putting a clear sealer (polyurethane works great!) over the print, especially if it will be living outdoors.