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Re: Hyzer Flip Disc Golf Apparel (by SJDGC)

Postby Greatzky » Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:51 pm

I responded to all questions/pms/ emails.

I'm putting in a big order of blank shirts. If you want a custom color shirt for these designs Let me know ASAP so I can get your shirt in the order.

I just recently printed the Disc Golf X-ing Design on a Navy shirt and it looks great. Black or Navy are both amazing for this design!!
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Re: Hyzer Flip Disc Golf Apparel (by SJDGC)

Postby tigel » Sat Dec 05, 2009 3:05 am

disc golf X-ing looks really nice Scott.
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Re: Hyzer Flip Disc Golf Apparel (by SJDGC)

Postby Greatzky » Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:51 am

thank you. I should post a picture of them printed on Navy shirts. For Some reason I think the Design on Navy looks better than on Black.

All my silk screening stuff is boxed up in my garage because we had to get the how ready for realtors to see it. I'm hoping to get it all set up in my garage this weekend so I can finish up any orders that are left!!
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Re: Hyzer Flip Disc Golf Apparel (by SJDGC)

Postby Greatzky » Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:43 pm

Hey everyone,
Hope the New Year is already a good one for everyone here. I have been sick since new years(not from partying) and have finally recovered enough to return to work.

This month I will be working on at least 1 new design as well as working on getting hyzerflip.com up and running.

The Feb. Disc Golf Monthly episode is of our Vineland Open Tournament from November so I am also going to try and get SJDGC.com fully up and running. Right now only the forum is up, but I want to get all the other sections ready to go in time for this episode.

MY Computer Crashed 2 days ago so I don't have any pictures of the new design to show you at this time. When I can recover my hard drive I'll get some templated images up for everyone!!!

Take care everyone and Keep in touch!!
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Re: Hyzer Flip Disc Golf Apparel (by SJDGC)

Postby tigel » Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:47 pm

If it's the design I've already seen, prepare for some sweet looking shirts.
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Re: Hyzer Flip Disc Golf Apparel (by SJDGC)

Postby Greatzky » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:16 pm

My computer still isn't up yet. Seems my northbridge fan is dead so that might make it impossible to get it up and running stable again.

anyway... I found a Rough first draft of my latest design on my Imageshack account... here is a teaser!!!

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I'm going to try and get this one printed up soon. I really like the way it turned out, but the final version is a little different than this one. The latest version is a little more crisp and some of the fonts were changed so that silk screening would be easier (the Airbounce font probably won't come out well with actually printing the shirt).

I must say that seeing my designs on a different computer than mine makes me realize how DARK my monitor was. The shirt looks BLACK on my computer, not a dark grey.. heh.

Let me know what you guys think!!!
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Re: Hyzer Flip Disc Golf Apparel (by SJDGC)

Postby tigel » Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:40 pm

sign me up...scotty :lol:
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Re: Hyzer Flip Disc Golf Apparel (by SJDGC)

Postby Booter » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:48 pm

that one looks sweet man. i may have to get one off ya.
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Re: Hyzer Flip Disc Golf Apparel (by SJDGC)

Postby Greatzky » Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:01 pm

yeah it's sweet. I've been trying to work on getting it ready for printing, but I had to admit myself to the hospital yesterday.
Luckily they said the chest pains that I was getting and still get are not anything to do with my heart so that's a plus.

I'm taking it easy for a few days then trying to get back to the shirts. I need to get more motivated anyway so maybe this is the kick in the butt(or chest as it were) that I needed.
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Re: Hyzer Flip Disc Golf Apparel (by SJDGC)

Postby Booter » Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:21 pm

all good man. take your time and take care of yourself. good to hear its not your heart atleast.
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Re: Hyzer Flip Disc Golf Apparel (by SJDGC)

Postby Greatzky » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:39 pm

My Ebay Store is up... It includes other Non-DG stuff so I didn't want to start a new post just for it... check it out to see some of the other work we do.
hoping to try and get at least one of my websites up in the next month so I can put my whole catalog of shirts up!!

http://stores.ebay.com/Silk-Screen-Expressions?_rdc=1
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NEW COLOR COMBO FOR HYZER FLIP NO. 1

Postby Greatzky » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:29 pm

hello,
I ran out of the Caribbean Blue Shirts and I have a Big Tournament to vend soon so I decided to run a different Color Combo for Hyzer Flip No.1. Running Navy Shirt with Lime Green Ink!!!

LMK what you think.. This is just the template.. I'll get an actual picture of the shirt up soon.. They actually look pretty good!!!

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Check my Ebay store for some Non-DG Shirts too:
http://stores.ebay.com/Silk-Screen-Expressions?_rdc=1
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Re: Hyzer Flip Disc Golf Apparel (by SJDGC)

Postby Greatzky » Sun Feb 07, 2010 3:31 pm

here is the Navy with Lime Green shirt actually Printed.. I really like this color combo!!!

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Available right now in sizes M, L, and XL. Gildan 6.1oz 100% Cotton shirts. Same Heavyweight shirts I use for most of my shirts.

hyzerflip.com will be up soon to make ordering and inventory even easier!!!

Don't forget to Check my Ebay store for some Non-DG and DG Shirts too:
http://stores.ebay.com/Silk-Screen-Expressions?_rdc=1


P.S. New Poll. please vote!!!!
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Re: Hyzer Flip Disc Golf Apparel (by SJDGC)

Postby Greatzky » Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:34 am

Hello Everyone!!!
I know it's been a while so I apologize in advance. I've been busy with work and also I'm starting to work on more disc golf designs as well as work on promoting my silk screening company. I just had a trade show in Atlantic City last weekend and it's gotten me more pumped and motivated than ever to start making shirts again. I got to try out a lot of sample cleaners/emulsions/etc and I picked up some new equipment that will come in handy and I'll be able to make more advanced work as well as much Sharper, Cleaner, and more detailed shirts!!!!

I have 2-4 new designs that I'm in the process of getting on screens(finally!!). A few of them had been in the works since last summer and, although other companies now have shirts similar, I have decided to finalize them and print them. I saw that LSDiscs has a large basket print shirt, but it's not going to stop me from printing mine. I also have a girls shirt that is already printed, but I didn't take any pictures of it yet. Here is a Mock-up of the Ladies shirt!!!!!
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I have a Hyzer Flip Logo Shirt that I did get onto screens, but I scrapped them as they weren't "sharp" enough for me. The DiscGolf X-ing Shirts will also be getting reprinted as I didn't feel that the quality of the print really showed the standards of my company as well as what I'm capable of.
The Logo shirt looks like this and will be available in a few different ink color combinations. I will probably start with a Red/Yellow ink Combination and either black or Green shirts!
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I am also working on Putting together a Little compilation of photos showing the process that us silk screeners go through to make a shirt. I will post them on the next post to seperate these shirts from my "big basket" design.

Let me know what you think of the 2 new designs. I also plan to release the "shot names" shirt when I fidget with it more and can get it to be screen ready as well as larger and more fashionable.
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Re: Hyzer Flip Disc Golf Apparel (by SJDGC)

Postby Greatzky » Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:00 am

So I didn't take pictures of the entire process but here are a few pictures to help explain some of the process of silk screening. Steps that are missing pictures I will add picture soon!!

First you had to size your design correctly so that it will print out the way you want it to look on the design. EACH color of the design gets it's own screen and thus you have to print out a transparency film for each color. Since This is a 1 color design we only need to print out one set of films for this design. This design is larger than a 8.5"x14" film so I will have to use 2 films to print this design. This is what the design looks like when it's ready to print onto Transparency Film. Transparency film is clear plastic paper that you print Black ink onto. This film then goes onto your screen while you expose it. When you expose the screen the areas that are covered by the black ink will become "empty" parts of the screen. You basically are creating a stencil that you are going to push ink through and onto a shirt.
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Next Step would be to print out the films then Expose the screen. I don't have any pictures of this part as I didn't have my camera with me at the time. This part has to be done in a light safe area as any light will "expose" the emulsion and ruin the screen. You don't want to "expose" the emulsion on the screen to any light until you have put your film down on and and you are ready to essentially harden or burn your screen.

Next step after exposure is to Wash out your screen. Any areas that were underneath the black part of your transparency film will wash away when you wash the screen. The other emulsion that wasn't under the black ink was subjected to UV energy and thus becomes hard and won't wash out. This is how we create out stencil. You would then dry the screen off and we could also put it under our exposure light to get the stencil harder and ready to hold up to hundreds of prints.

This is what a Screen looks like after you have exposed it correctly and you have washed it and dried it:
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This is the side that I look at while exposing. It can be tough to remember to make sure the film is laid down so it's a Mirror image before exposing. I've made a few screens and forgot this before. Not fun!!

Next would be to lock the screen into one of the press arms.. This is what the press looks like with 2 screen already on it and with me setting up the new screen:
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Next step is to Tape up the screen so that no ink will get on the shirt except where you wnat it to. We tape up the edges plus any registration marks and testing strips that were used. I had 2 registration marks on this design as well as a 21-step test to make sure I exposed the screen for the correct time:
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Next thing to do is to apply ink to the screen and get a squeegee for it. The squeegee basically pushes the ink through the stencil(image area) and applies a small amount of ink to the shirt underneath. Depending on how thick your emulsion/stencil is and how many times you decided to stroke(go over the design with your squeegee) you can get thick bright prints or lighter and softer prints. I chose to apply only a small amount of ink to give the shirt a "softer hand" or a more designer feel. The ink isn't as noticeable when touching it than when I normally print work for clients. Here is an image of the screen with the ink applied to it. I had already run a few prints by this time:
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After you apply a stroke of ink with the squeegee you lift the screen up and you get a nice deposit of ink on the shirt underneath. The shirt is placed through a "platen" which basically keeps the shirt in place so it doesn't move or stick to the screen.
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Since this is only a 1 color print I can remove the shirt from the "platen" and lay it on a surface to get cured. The ink I use is Plastisol ink. It doesn't Dry at all. If you get it on your hands you will get it all over everything until you clean it off your hands unlike paint which will dry and crack off. Plastisol ink has to "cure" which can be achieved by heating the ink to around 320F. There is a device called a Flash dryer which is basically a big heater on casters that we use to "flash" a print or to cure it.
Here is an image of the shirt with the flash dryer over it. It only takes about 30 seconds for me to "cure" a shirt so it's ready to be worn without the ink falling off or washing out.
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These next 2 images basically show the ending result of the printing. This design is a lower side print. I haven't decided if it's going to be completely on the front or if I want it to wrap around the back a little bit. The first picture shows the entire design and the 2nd photo shows a close up of the detail(it's not really that detailed) and the very low amount of ink I put on the shirt.
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I Hope that this was informative and show a little of the process of a basic silk screening design. Designs with multiple colors get way more complicated and when you add gradients/shadows/etc it makes the process even more complicated. Just wanted to show you guys a little of what I do when I'm not at my retail job and not discgolfing!
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