February '23

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8 4 G R A P H I C S P R O • F E B R U A R Y 2 0 2 3 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M A P P A R E L D E C O R A T I N G ey also wanted a very soft hand to all the inks, especially on dark garments. Once seps were completed we out- putted them all on CTS (Computer to Screen) with different frequencies all at 22.5-degree angle and a round shape. We used high meshes on everything starting at 230 and up to 380 all at 30 N/cm 2 and 10 - 15% EOM using 65/90/65 or 75/90/75 tri- ple ply dual durometer squeegees depend- ing on our desired opacity. Nearly all the inks were cut with extenders and soften- ers and were printed wet on wet wherever appropriate. We pre-ironed or pressed all the garments to start out with a smooth base and post ironed after any flashing with a smoothing screen to matte down the fibers. We used these methods and considered a multitude of additional pro- cesses to soften prints and aid in smooth clean drape desired. We added what we call a step screen at the end of many of the prints with craft paper to step on the wet inks lifting off much of the deposit and creating a matte finish. at's a whole lotta design and develop- ment. Most everything had techniques in common, which makes the job a bit more manageable and merchandises nicely as well.

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