Flag
  • Sign In
  • 0 items
  • Search
Welcome Guest! Please login to enable all features.

Notification

Icon
Error

ScrapCat Offline
#1 Posted : Thursday, September 08, 2011 9:38:11 PM(UTC)
ScrapCat

Rank: Advanced Member

Medals: Cricut Circle Member: Member of the Cricut Circle

Groups: Registered, Circle Member
Joined: 8/20/2009(UTC)
Posts: 2,552
United States
Location: Powder Springs, Ga

Thanks: 1026 times
Was thanked: 1113 time(s) in 716 post(s)
before you screen print them? I normally do because I'm only doing 1 or 2 but now I have a large order and I was just wondering if it is really necessary. I know that the instructions reccommend that you wash and line dry before you screen print but again is it really necessary?? If you don't wash them, did you have any problems with the print fading quickly?
NewfyMom Offline
#2 Posted : Thursday, September 08, 2011 9:45:35 PM(UTC)
NewfyMom

Rank: Advanced Member

Groups: Registered
Joined: 11/11/2008(UTC)
Posts: 745

Thanks: 136 times
Was thanked: 205 time(s) in 126 post(s)
Never & Nope. Didn't even know they say you should. Hmmm.

I have done shirts for the soccer team, the whole church, friends, races all is well. I know that a few of our shirts were some we had around so they would have been washed and I've never seen a difference in wear.

Hope that helps. I have found this to be a very forgiving art. It's just not hard once you figure out emulsion.

Have fun and don't forget to show us your results!! BigGrin
 1 user thanked NewfyMom for this useful post.
Doodledo on 9/9/2011(UTC)
ScrapCat Offline
#3 Posted : Thursday, September 08, 2011 9:59:07 PM(UTC)
ScrapCat

Rank: Advanced Member

Medals: Cricut Circle Member: Member of the Cricut Circle

Groups: Registered, Circle Member
Joined: 8/20/2009(UTC)
Posts: 2,552
United States
Location: Powder Springs, Ga

Thanks: 1026 times
Was thanked: 1113 time(s) in 716 post(s)
Originally Posted by: NewfyMom Go to Quoted Post
Never & Nope. Didn't even know they say you should. Hmmm.

I have done shirts for the soccer team, the whole church, friends, races all is well. I know that a few of our shirts were some we had around so they would have been washed and I've never seen a difference in wear.

Hope that helps. I have found this to be a very forgiving art. It's just not hard once you figure out emulsion.

Have fun and don't forget to show us your results!! BigGrin

I knew I could depend on you!! So quick to answer and I like your answer that takes some of the pressure off of me. That "line dry" thing takes a while so it was taking about 2 days to do 1 or 2 shirts. I will post a pic when I finish, but it is a simple design.
 1 user thanked ScrapCat for this useful post.
NewfyMom on 9/10/2011(UTC)
Nadia withglitteringeyes.blogspot.com Offline
#4 Posted : Friday, September 09, 2011 2:36:53 AM(UTC)
Nadia withglitteringeyes.blogspot.com

Rank: Advanced Member

Medals: Cricut Circle Member: Member of the Cricut Circle

Groups: Registered, Circle Member
Joined: 1/3/2009(UTC)
Posts: 11,497
United States
Location: Kentucky

Thanks: 13639 times
Was thanked: 12570 time(s) in 5048 post(s)
I can't wait to see them!!
TulipCollector Offline
#5 Posted : Friday, September 09, 2011 10:23:47 AM(UTC)
TulipCollector

Rank: Advanced Member

Medals: Cricut Circle Member: Member of the Cricut Circle

Groups: Registered, Circle Member
Joined: 8/30/2006(UTC)
Posts: 5,879
United States
Location: South Bay, CA

Thanks: 2590 times
Was thanked: 7222 time(s) in 2516 post(s)
I always thought you had to wash it first to get the sizing off so that it sticks. Hmmmm this would be huge time saver if you don't have to.
NewfyMom Offline
#6 Posted : Saturday, September 10, 2011 12:31:26 AM(UTC)
NewfyMom

Rank: Advanced Member

Groups: Registered
Joined: 11/11/2008(UTC)
Posts: 745

Thanks: 136 times
Was thanked: 205 time(s) in 126 post(s)
I crank out shirts. You wouldn't believe how quick I turn these things out. My family thinks it's pretty funny.

If you are "line drying" the ink just use a heat gun to quickly dry your ink (I still heat set with an iron). Ink usually dries in about 20-30 mins without help.

Sometimes I read people's instructions and it almost feels like they are adding steps to make it seem more complicated and therefore they are better artists. I don't get it. I use cheap shirts from J's so I guess I'm not doing a lot of 100% cotton. It doesn't hurt to wash them but it isn't like sewing where you need to wash before using.

To keep your print make sure you heat set really well. I do 3-5 mins on each side of the print.

Have fun!!
ScrapCat Offline
#7 Posted : Saturday, September 10, 2011 10:08:11 AM(UTC)
ScrapCat

Rank: Advanced Member

Medals: Cricut Circle Member: Member of the Cricut Circle

Groups: Registered, Circle Member
Joined: 8/20/2009(UTC)
Posts: 2,552
United States
Location: Powder Springs, Ga

Thanks: 1026 times
Was thanked: 1113 time(s) in 716 post(s)
Originally Posted by: NewfyMom Go to Quoted Post
I crank out shirts. You wouldn't believe how quick I turn these things out. My family thinks it's pretty funny.

If you are "line drying" the ink just use a heat gun to quickly dry your ink (I still heat set with an iron). Ink usually dries in about 20-30 mins without help.

Sometimes I read people's instructions and it almost feels like they are adding steps to make it seem more complicated and therefore they are better artists. I don't get it. I use cheap shirts from J's so I guess I'm not doing a lot of 100% cotton. It doesn't hurt to wash them but it isn't like sewing where you need to wash before using.

To keep your print make sure you heat set really well. I do 3-5 mins on each side of the print.

Have fun!!

That confirms it for me, I ain't washing ish!!!!! This will cut down on so much time. I hope I'll be able to "crank them out" too.
MaryScraps Offline
#8 Posted : Sunday, October 02, 2011 5:07:09 PM(UTC)
MaryScraps

Rank: Advanced Member

Medals: Cricut Circle Member: Member of the Cricut Circle

Groups: Registered, Circle Member
Joined: 11/25/2008(UTC)
Posts: 7,460
United States

Thanks: 9216 times
Was thanked: 6880 time(s) in 2797 post(s)
I wash mine and throw them in the drier. They say to wash the shirts to remove the starches they put on them when they are made. If you don't wash them they say that this will cause the inks to fade faster. Something like that anyway. I'm washing mine. The line dry thing is news to me. I still will be drying them in the dryer.
Users browsing this topic
Guest
Forum Jump  
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Powered by YAF | YAF © 2003-2014, Yet Another Forum.NET
This page was generated in 0.481 seconds.
nebo-cricut-02