How To Screen Print: DIY Screen Drying Rack

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18 thoughts on “How To Screen Print: DIY Screen Drying Rack

  1. @Dexduzdiz Thanks, I made this thing a while ago and it has worked great so far. It makes things a lot easier to deal with when there is no dark room to work in. Now I’m moving and I may end up building the darkroom anyway. Thanks for watching and commenting!

  2. @OTS72 Not for me. I do not have all the wood working tools, or the carpentry skills. With corrugated plastic, you can use a sharp box knife and gaffers tape. No special skills or tools needed and it is much less heavy. It also eliminates any wood particles or debris from the plywood that may get onto screens. Thanks for watching and commenting!

  3. how long can i store a screen without exposing it? does it matter? i’d like to keep coated screens before exposing them for a job to cut down on time… is that possible?

  4. OK, I like your rolling rack for a temporary fix while you decide on the moving thing, but when you want to improve it let me help. I’ve learned a bunch about printing from you, now you can learn a bit about woodworking from me. It doesn’t take much space or a bunch of big expensive tools: check out my channel

  5. You could salvage some refrigerator door magnet at the scrapyard, also a couple sheets of cardboard in the back to absorb moister.

  6. @redefyne You most certainly can do that. The longevity of an unexposed coated screen will depend on the emulsion used. A photopolymer emulsion coated screen kept in the dark at cool temperatures would probably be good for 6 months or so. I’m just guessing based on my usage but I know I have kept screens coated for at least 3 or 4 months and they are fine. A dual cure would maybe last 2 to 3 weeks. Thanks for watching and commenting!

  7. @cyclesurgeon Thanks! You have some nice informative videos about wood working. They should come in handy when we build a real dark room! Another reason for using corrugated plastic and gaffers tape is it is very light weight and it can be removed easily when the darkroom is finished. Then the rack can just go inside the darkroom as it should. Thanks for watching and commenting!

  8. @usernamebutton A magnetic seal on the door would be very cool. Nice idea. As for moisture, you really want to evacuate it otherwise the interior will get too humid and cause problems with your emulsion drying. All professional units are built with exhaust fans and vents. Thanks for the input, I appreciate that very much. Thanks for watching!

  9. great! so we have to dry the screens in a dark room>??? ive been drying mine in the same room as the yellow light room that i use to apply the emulsion

  10. @lilmzthunda Dark is good but not necessarily, if the light is a low intensity safe light, it should be fine. Just make sure the light isn’t too bright or not yellow enough. And you should turn it off since it is not needed when no one is there. Make sure no other light is getting in the room either and fogging over time. Good luck, feel free to ask questions anytime!

  11. @boombust9000 No, I figured on two sizes, 20×24 manual and 23×31 automatic frames. I made the box a little extra long in the back to accommodate the automatic screens. They slide in long ways. This box can fit both sizes at the same time. Thanks for watching and commenting!

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