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Author Topic: Factory method to paint embossed letters.  (Read 3543 times)
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« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2005, 06:16:11 pm »

I got a buddy that runs a shirt screening company, I will see if I can get him to try a screen  with the "one shot" lettering paint from Funtroincs...it is worth a try I guess.

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« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2005, 07:41:58 pm »

A looonnggg time ago...
I attempted this technique and ran into problems with slight bleeding at the edges and difficulty ensuring EVERYTHING is properly aligned while NO movement occurs!
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« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2005, 01:16:06 am »

We used to have made silk screens, and then use them for screening water ski's.  It was all in the paint and knowing how to thin it just enough, like a paste.   Silk screen cost about $50.00.  With the skill I have seen many of you show in painting machines, I would believe many of you could learn it quickly.
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« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2005, 07:16:26 am »

Seems like it would work more easily for flat surfaces.  For embossed lettering you would have to position the screen perfectly over the embossing?

I wonder how they do the lettering on the new repop Westinghouse style chests?

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« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2005, 06:51:17 pm »

Yes, a flat surface is nice.  The raised surface of the embossing is flat.  I believe that the silk screen frame would have a spacer so that the screen is flat against the raised embossing only.  When the squeege is passed across the silk screen avoid pushing down trying to force it against the recessed surface.  A light pass with the squeege angled at 45 degrees.
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« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2005, 10:01:36 pm »

Did they use a squeege or an ink roller?
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« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2005, 04:15:40 pm »

All our silk screening was done with squeeges.
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