November '19

For the Business of Apparel Decorating

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1 6 P R I N T W E A R N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 9 1 6 P R I N T W E A R N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 9 SCREEN PRINTING From Software to Substrate at 15 degrees with minimal pressure opened up for a fast flood and print stroke. We smoothed the fabric surface in station one with a heated iron and to keep the fibers matted down, we rolled after the flash us- ing a Teflon screen. The final result was one very worn and battered design T-shirt. PW Lon Winters learned screen printing from the bottom up, starting his 20-plus- year career reclaiming screens. He has won nearly 50 international industry awards and honors, published numerous articles, and led several industry seminars and workshops. Currently, he is president of Colorado-based Print This, Inc./, an international consulting firm special - izing in technical advances, plant design, layout, troubleshooting, productivity, quality analysis, and complete garment-embellishing solutions. Visit for more information. Contact Winters at Left: We chose four different textures to help build our vintage design. During our assessment of the composite, we had issues with certain text, so we manually erased areas of conflict. Above: In parts of the design, the texture is completely used as a knockout to allow the shirt to show through while we decreased some of the ink percentages in each plate for some cool halftones.

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