There are a few steps to burning an image onto a silkscreen. I will take you step by step through process so you too can easily make fantastic professional looking images ready for printing onto t-shirts.  This is Part 2, and in this article we concentrate on 강남셔츠룸

1. Preparing to burning your image or stencil onto a silkscreen frame.

Burning screen means to an image (your artwork) onto a screen by placing it under some sort of ultra violet light source. To burn the image onto your screen place a coated screen (in a darkened room) on a table covered with a black cloth or some cardboard. This reduces and light reflection from your ultra violet light source bouncing back onto your image or artwork.   If you don’t have a special area for a darkroom, block as much light out of the room with blinds and curtains, and if there is still sunlight coming through then try to block out with black paper. A low wattage red light bulb will allow you to work in the darkened room without risk of exposure of you emulsion covered screen before you are ready to burn your image.
 
Next, place your image or artwork onto your screen, with a piece of thick clear glass placed over the clear positive or vellum to keep it pressed tightly against the fabric of your screen. The flatter the clear positive is to the fabric the crisper your image, and it’s a good idea to keep your glass slightly smaller that your frame, to allow it to push the clear positive against the fabric of the silkscreen. Try not to get the edge of the glass overlying any piece of your image as the edges can block the light and cause lines in the emulsion and ruin your image with random lines on your finished image. Make sure you glass is squeaky clean an there are no dust particles etc between the glass a the clear positive or vellum, anything that gets in the way of light getting to the emulsion will show up in your finished image. 
 
The emulsion on the screen gets cured and hardens when under or exposed to light, and where the clear positive or vellum blocks the light, the emulsion underneath washes out and leaves the image on the screen. The holes in the screen left open that have been washed out allows the ink to flush trough onto your t shirts and creates the image.
 
So in summary, the order of layers are as follows, table, black cloth or cardboard, silkscreen, clear positive or vellum, glass, then your exposure lamp. The lamp should be around one to one and a half foot away from your screen, not too near so it could burn your screen.
 
See Part 3 for step by step instructions on how to burn the image with the correct exposure times.

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