Well, my first attempt at burning a screen print failed.
The way it works is you cover the screen with a thin layer of photo sensitive emulsion and then let it dry in a pitch black closet for about 24 hours.
While it’s drying you go to Kinko’s (FedEx Office) and print your image on a transparency. It costs about $1.50.
Then you take the screen out of the dark, lay the transparency on top, and hit it with a super bright 250 watt photo flood bulb for about 10 minutes to expose the image.
If all goes well, the exposed area of the emulsion not covered by your image should harden under the intense light. Then you run the screen under the water and the un-exposed image in the emulsion washes out, leaving you a crisp screen stencil to print your image on a shirt.
I think I put the emulsion on too thick and then didn’t let it sit under the lamp long enough. When I went to wash the emulsion out, i washed out some of the edges of my letters too as you can see on the ‘W’.
Not all is lost. I just washed out the emulsion so I can re-apply it and try it again. I have a feeling it might take a few attempts before I get the technique down.