Join our Premium Membership now and save with Xpres, Listawood, Ink Experts, Ink Express, Signzworld and more! Just £10 per year.....Click the Membership link above.....

User Tag List

Similar Threads

  1. At what amount does screen print beat vinyl for cost
    By Chunk in forum Screen Printing
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 20-07-2014, 12:13 PM
  2. Garment Vinyl with an iron? (need to make a flag!)
    By AdamB in forum Vinyl & Flock
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 25-07-2011, 09:51 AM
  3. Acetate mug box
    By TonyM in forum Graphics & Artwork
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 18-06-2011, 06:08 PM
  4. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 30-04-2010, 01:46 AM
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 16 of 16
  1. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    Posts
    2,924
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yes you can use cut vinyl when exposing screens - you can use a number of things but I still use clear acetates printed with a laser printer.

    I used to do work for a guy who supplied his own print ready artwork and that's what it was - black sign vinyl cut on a plotter and weeded. The end results weren't as good as a posi due to the plotter not cutting perfectly, and also the thickness of the vinyl effected the exposure - but it does work. For very short runs of plastisol you'll get away with applying the vinyl to the screen direct, no exposure needed.

  2. #12
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    portsmouth
    Posts
    2
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    yes you can ...... i had an issue with my printer not wanting to take the acetates correctly so i decided to cut out of black vinyl in reverse and attach the vinyl to a clear acetate then laid this on the screen covered with a sheet of glass placed under a 500w lamp at a height of 24inchs for 25mins and came out perfect i used a plotter to cut the image first.

  3. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    Posts
    2,924
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hi Astroid - this thread/post is over 4 years old - I think the OP may have the answer by now - lol.

  4. #14
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    portsmouth
    Posts
    2
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i know but i was looking for the same answer which i could'nt find so i thought i would post so any one else wanting to try can without spending hrs looking on the net

  5. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    Posts
    2,924
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Very good point - more info cannot be a bad thing.

  6. #16
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2019
    Location
    Frankfurt
    Posts
    124
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I actually plan to use Vinyl as a stencil on a screen insteal of the UV coating, i think it can work with basic shapes like Fonts etc.. Just a cheap way of screen printing at home with water absed inks i would say.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •