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Crisp Lines

Postby innovadude » Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:45 am

What is the best way to get crisp lines? is it just to make sure everything around the dye is pushed down? vaseline? i am looking for no fading or bleeding. thanks
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Re: Crisp Lines

Postby mzuleger » Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:29 pm

From what I understand fading happens over time no matter what you do (at least when using RIT).

... but getting crisp lines initially is just a matter of making sure your stencil is cut clean and tight to your disc (no bubbles or folds on an edge that you're dyeing).

People also tend to have more problems with used discs due to scratches, cuts etc.
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Re: Crisp Lines

Postby JohnnyB » Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:04 pm

Use a new disc and I always press the edges so that I have no bubbles within an inch of any line.
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Re: Crisp Lines

Postby vettekrazy » Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:41 am

Use the back of your fingernail to rub all of the lines that you cut, that usually works for me. Yes I said usually.
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Re: Crisp Lines

Postby ChUcK » Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:34 am

All good advice, and one more thing: Make sure the disc is clean and dry (wash it like you're doing the dishes) and avoid touching the flight plate/underside of the vinyl, because the oil from your skin lowers the vinyl's tackiness.
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