Squeegees: A Few Thoughts on One of the Most Essential Things in Your Shop

A few thoughts on Squeegees: Without good squeegee blades you cannot print well. They are absolutely essential. Don’t let them soak in anything, clean them you lazy…  If you soak them they swell up and are not the same durometer any longer. Change them often. We turn them around then chuck them. I now believe after visiting Andy Anderson’s shop that you can sharpen them,
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How to be a Better Printer: Spend a Little $ Wisely

Question: Our printing doesn’t seem to be getting better, what are the best ways to go about improving our printing abilities?   Answer: My two cents? Stop being penny wise and pound foolish. Saving twenty dollars and buying a gallon of inexpensive but inferior emulsion is a terrible idea. Inferior emulsions don’t have the resolution of most of the more expensive emulsions because they don’t
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Misprint Monday: Registration

That green leaf in the photo isn’t arty, it is wrong. It is out of registration. Why are things out of register on your prints? Oh, let me count the possible ways… It wasn’t registered properly by the press operator. Start with the obvious, believe me I have seen folks do crazy stuff when all it needed was for the registration to be dialed in. Films
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Know-It-All?

If you met Tom or I at any shows, we are wearing our nice Hanes Nano hoodies that have “KNOW-IT-ALL” emblazoned across the chest. i·ro·ny1 ˈīrənē/ noun noun: irony 1. the expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effects 2. state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and
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