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12 Steps to Recovery

12 steps to recovery reclaiming the dark side

When most people think of screen printing, they imagine the process of applying ink, through a screen, onto an object, whether that be a t-shirt, coozie, or poster. That's a large part of the process, but it isn't the whole. Along with the inherent creativity, joy, and fun of screen printing there is also another side, namely the 'dark side'. The 'dark side' of screen printing consists of cleaning and reclaiming screens. After a screen is used it needs to be cleaned of residue ink, and reclaimed for future use. Reclaiming is basically recycling a screen; specifically, it is the...

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