|Screens go BOOM!
||[Jan. 15th, 2002|08:40 pm]
Two days of stretching screens for screenprinting. It isn't hard, and I'm good at stuff like this that is tedius but takes attention to do right. A big sheet of polyester mesh, about 2ft by 3ft, is placed over a stretcher frame on a pneumatic stretcher, I clamp it in place and slowly turn up the air. If all goes well, the tension meter on the screen reads around 20-30 (it's off, it should be reading higer, but nothing around here works right) and I tighten up the frame and send it off. If I don't do it right, the screen snaps with a bang that sounds like a gunshot. I only killed a few screens, but this mesh is about $10-$30 per yard. The boss likes the job I'm doing, and I can set my own schedule. Life is good, but I miss my desk and my computer, and I haven't had to stand for 10-12 hours a day in over ten months. But I'm working. I'm going to go buy some comfortable shoes.