Well, RATS. The exposure system that worked so beautifully the first go-round has stopped working. What is happening? Has my emulsion gone off (unlikely)? Are my screens being partially exposed in the little ramshackle cupboard I have made for them which is supposed to be light-proof (possible)? Is there some kind of tricky reflection situation happening that’s causing the UNDERSIDE of my screen to accidentally harden when I shine the light on the top side (possible)? Has my laser-printed transparency become transparent (unlikely)? Is my faith just not strong enough???
Well I’m going to figure this out, no matter how much emulsion I waste. Son of a biscuit. And then I’m going to be the best screenprinter in the world. Or at least the most expensive.
Here’s a picture of what my metal halide lamp looked like when it arrived in the mail. NOT the greatest packaging job in the world. And yet, the lamp worked. I have survived previous screenprinting tribulations and I’ll survive this one too, goshdarnit.