First, you need to prepare the screen. The screen needs to be degreased
so the emulsion will form a better bond with the screen. This can
be done by spraying degreaser onto the screen and wiping it off.
The emulsion will now be applied to the screen. In a low-light
room, pour the emulsion into the screen coater. Apply the emulsion
to both sides of the screen. It is important that you do not apply
the emulsion too thick. It is also important that a uniform coat
is applied to the screen.
Let the emulsion dry for about an hour
(or longer) in a dimly lit room. A fan should be
placed about five feet away from the screen to assist
in the drying process.
Prepare the artwork. A tutorial on how to prepare the artwork can
be found by clicking here.
Place the artwork on the screen.
A piece of glass should be placed on
the artwork. This will act as a vacuum so your
artwork will not move while it's being burnt into the
An exposure light is in included with Package #1, #2, and #3. Place
the exposure light about one foot above the screen. Please take
a look at the diagram below to see how everything is situated.
A black felt or cloth is placed beneath
the screen to absorb light so that no light is reflected
back up to the screen.
Burning times will vary, but ten minutes is a safe time. It is
better to over-burn than under-burn the screen and emulsion.
After your screen is burnt. Take
a spray bottle and mist the screen with water. Take
your screen outside or to a sink or tub and rinse out
your screen. If you are having trouble getting
the emulsion out, you may have to increase the water
pressure of your hose or sink.
You should be left with your image
burnt into your screen. Once this step is complete,
you are well on your way to printing t-shirts.