Are there any screen printing stores or buildings that you can go to?
I've never looked into the screen printing process and I really want to put one of my designs on a shirt. I want it to stay on as long as possible and if there's a better way, you could let me know.
That one guy
Question answered by Linda S
When I needed a screen printer for shirts I looked in the local phone book for silk screen printers and found a dozen. I also checked the on line yellow pages, using Silk screening promotional embroidery and found close to thirty places. I also checked silk screen graphics and found a couple more. I phoned several places and found one that answered all my questions and made up my t-shirts using shirts from my studio. We are also making canvas tote bags and a couple other things. So get to your local phone guide or directory and start with a keyword search.
What's the difference between silk screened posters and digital posters?
What's the difference between silk screened posters and digital posters? My friends collect movie/concert posters and they say silk screen is the best. Why is that?
Question answered by Joseph
Digital printing is a more recent development where printing plates are used which result in a quicker and less expensive process. Inkjet and Laser printers are common examples which use the digital printing technique. Digital printers are very effective wen it comes to short turn around.The overall cost is highly reduced because the cost of building the plates is eliminated, whereas Silk Screen printing involves construction of a stencil usually out of a silk screen, where blank areas are coated with an impermeable substance and then ink is forced through the mesh onto the printing surface. Screen printing is considered more durable in terms of quality and it is highly cost effective when it comes to bulk printing. Digitally printed posters lose their texture and fade away over time but this is not the case with silk screened posters as they can retain their for quality for a relatively longer period when compared to Digitally printed posters.
What is the difference between and HP Deskjet printer and a HP Photosmart Printer?
I need to get a new printer to be compatible with Windows Vista. Right now I have a all in one deskjet, and although I use it to print out documents, I also use it to print pictures. The print quality is ok. Will they come out better with a HP photosmart printer? What is the difference between the deskjet and the photosmart? Speed, quality, etc?
Question answered by McHalo3
desk-jet printers are meant for everyday use there relatively inexpensive and are targeted to a novice user who just wants to print word processing documents, emails, the occasional photo (low quality), etc.
The Photosmart printers are generally more expensive than the deskjet printers. they typically hace a higher dpi (dots per square inch) than the deskjet, and because of the higher DPI they can produce higher quality images
Most have a LCD screen on the printer to view images
Most have a way to accept direct input from the cameras without a computer via the memory cards, some even have memory card slots which makes it very easy.
Hopes this helps
How do you fix the 'no communication' issue between the computer and printer?
I can't print at all. I tried reinstalling softwares, plugging the cables in different USB ports, yet nothing happens. The cables are working fine, because for some odd reason, my first printer still manages to scan pictures, ruling out the damaged cable part.
In add, when I hit print....
My first printer gives me the message that the computer can't communicate with the printer.
The second printer, when looking at the printing process screen, shows that the job is printing, yet the printer sits still, which is aggravating, lol.
Any help would be appreciated.
Question answered by SFC V
must be running vista. Do this, unplug the printer usb. Turn the printer off.
Plug in the usb, turn on the printer. Do you hear a beep. You may have to reinstall the driver disc again.
How do I connect my laptop to my printer?
Please I bought a hp all-in-one series printer but i lost the cd to install it in my laptop. Is there any another way I can connect my printer to my laptop?
Question answered by micksmixxx
Click on the following link, which will take you to the HP (USA) website, then click on the large button on the left hand side of the screen that says Drivers & Software.
On the page that then appears, enter the details of which specific model of printer it is that you have. If you're not sure, look either on the rear of the printer or underneath it for a label that has the model number printed on it.
Click on the SEARCH button. This will then take you to a page where you need to identify which specific Operating System you're using on your computer. (There'll be a drop down list that you select from.)
The next page will give you a list of all the available driver and software downloads available for your printer. You need to download them onto your computer, then double-click on the Setup file (this will be an .exe file) to run it. You should have your printer switch on but disconnected from your computer until such time as the installation process tells you to connect it. Just plug in your USB lead, and it should then complete the installation process.
How do you make you hp pavillion pc emergency restart?
I had to unplug my computer Monitor during the process of loading a printer program. Now my Monitor keeps going to sleep and my computer fan is really loud. Any help?
Question answered by wrg
Try holding the power button for 4-10 second while the computer is running. This should cause the computer to turn off rather then go into standby. Once it's off just hit the power button.
You might also try moving your mouse to an open space in the screen background, right clicking to properties
Select Screen saver
hit the power button and check the settings for power scheme to see if they are too short, if they are reset them.
What is the best chain store for photo (35 mm) processing?
I'm having trouble finding anywhere that will process my film decently. Where do you take your film to be processed? Preferably some chain (could be a drug store or something like Ritz) that I probably would have near me. Thanks!
Question answered by Ara57
There is no right answer. Chain labs vary in quality from location to location. One drug store may have great processing and a competent lab staff, and the same chain across town may be the pits run by a high school drop out slacker. There are some things you can look for and ask about when you visit.
Your first impression of the lab, is it clean and somewhat orderly? You should not see chemistry spills sloshed on the equipment and floor, although some clutter is un-avoidable in a busy lab. Are you greeted at the counter? Does the lab person (rarely will you find most minilabs staffed with more than one person, if so, that's great) seem to handle film with care and gloves? When printing, do they look at the film or screen and make adjustments? Ask about their controls, how often they are run and if they were within operating parameters at the last test. Are there any photos on display in the lab? Sometimes minilabs are staffed with somewhat knowledgeable and experienced photographers. That is usually a plus IMO.
Ask the best photographers you know where they get film done locally. Many probably send out to a pro service, as the mom and pop pro labs are rapidly disappearing. Costco in general has a good reputation, although again, that will vary according to location. Best is a trial run, send a roll through and see the results. A lot also depends on the tech who is doing the printing. If a print is not satisfactory, ask for a reprint. A competent printer will be glad to oblidge. A good local lab is a jewel, and becoming harder to find as film use continues to dwindle. Also understand the limitations of a minilab, there are services that they will not be able to provide no matter how good they are. (Push/pull processing, contact sheets, B&W film processing, large/medium format film among other things.) Good luck.
Why does my C88 Stylus Desktop printer will only print blank pages?
The ink is half full and the printer's been fine until now. What could this be?
Question answered by Sara
This issues looking printer head problem. check the following Steps for cleaning printer head :
Click on the Start button if you have Windows XP. If you have Windows Vista, click the Windows icon that resides in the lower left corner of your computer screen.
Click on "Control Panel," then "Printers and Other Hardware." Finally click on "View Installed Printers or Fax Printers."
Right-click on the name of your printer and choose "Printing Preferences." This should open a new window; next look for a tab or button marked Maintenance, or something similar.
Find the button that says "Print heads" or "Clean the Print heads" and click on it. You may be asked to choose which print heads; choose them all if you are. Make sure there is paper and ink in your printer, and that it is turned on ahead of time.
Take out the page your printer has printed and see if there are any grids or boxes missing. If there aren't, then you can just exit the program--your print heads are not clogged. If there are grids missing, then click on the "Cleaning" or similarly worded button.
Once the cleaning process has completed, print another page to be sure that your print heads are no longer clogged. If they are still clogged, repeat Steps 1-5 until your printer is printing clearly.
Silk screening is an expensive process. Is there any way I can get a detailed image printed on a shirt cheap?
I have an image I want printed on a shirt, but the startup costs for silk screening are very expensive. If I were printing in bulk it would be a different story, but I just want a shirt made for myself without having to pay a few hundred bucks for it. Is there any way I can get a detailed image printed on a shirt for cheap?
I HAVE ALREADY ASKED THIS QUESTION AND RECIEVED THE FOLLOWING ANSWERS:
BUT both of these sites only allow a limited size for the image. I want to be able to print a LARGE version of the picture on the shirt. Thank you.
Created A Madman
Question answered by Tim D
This is just one the first digital textile printers I came across.
Digital textile presses are fairly new technology but they have been around long enough to think about getting one offs done that way. Remember you don't have to pay for screens but the more work they have to do on your art the more it costs. So find out what files they deal with and how the files need to be saved. If you can furnish a file close to what the use that will save you a chunk.
What equipment would you recommend that allows me put my own design on shirts?
The process has to be better than buying the paper at walmart and printing it out at home then attaching with an iron. I have designs I want to sell so I want the best quality I can get (or reasonably close). I already have Photoshop, Illustrator, and Quark. Thank you so much.
Question answered by iDesign71
As far as software goes you have all you need, but for the actual printing I'd recommend you look at screen printing. The link below is just one sample I found by googling for tshirt screen printing equipment.