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August '21

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G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M 2 0 2 1 A U G U S T G R A P H I C S P R O 1 9 the royal, red, and the orange base into a 40% halftone as well, also to keep the hand down and reduce smearing so we could run mostly wet on wet. Once seps were completed, we outputted on CTS with frequencies 55 LPI at 22.5 de- grees. No real halftones were needed other than for the base. We ran the white on a 156 TPI at 35 N/cm 2 tension using 65/90/65 triple-ply dual durometer squeegee followed by a flash and smoothing heated iron. Next, the RFU primary and secondary- colored inks and the highlight white all ran wet on wet on 230s at the same tension using 75/90/75s. We ran the white printer first, of course, followed by all the colors darkest to lightest, least coverage to most, and it all ran great. Sometimes it is better to be lucky and good! Beach Bash is a two-weekend volleyball tournament, and registration was through the roof. The event was fantastic, and our client is so excited to be hosting and run- ning tournaments again. They survived ... we survived. We can't wait to really get it going again. We're baaaaack! GP At 21 years old, LON WINTERS was the production manager for Ocean Pacific and started his 30+ year ca- reer reclaiming screens. He's the president and founder of Colorado-based Graphic Elephants, an international consulting firm and apparel decoration studio special- izing in screen printing technical advances, plant design, layout, troubleshooting, productivity, quality analysis, and complete apparel decorating solutions. Learn more at www.graphicelephants.com.

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