Screen Printing – Flood And Stroke Methods

This is a short video demonstration on how you can apply the ‘Flood and Stroke’ method directly onto a tshirt. It is a concise step by step approach that allows the viewer to fully grasp and understand the involvement with the flood and stroke method. It’s a great video to learn from and covers everything relevent to this style of printing.

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    1. @krisw9456 To reduce the amount of movement between the shirt and the print; over working a print will reduce resolution. Flooding with the screen in contact with the shirt may cause resolution loss and even registration issues. You should always try to move in one direction when the screen is in contact with the tee while printing. Thanks for watching and leaving a comment! ?

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    2. @gmoneyhungry38 LOL… pick it up baby! Thank you! You’re welcome, it’s my pleasure to help out and share information. Check out the Catspit website for a lot more free info on screen printing. Link is on the channel page. Thanks for watching & commenting! ?

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    3. LOL… pick it up baby! Thank you! You’re welcome, it’s my pleasure to help out and share information. Check out the Catspit website for a lot more free info on screen printing. Link is on the channel page. Thanks for watching & commenting! ?

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    4. @s3dnik LOL… this one is very inked up! Not a good print at all. It was flooded and blurry as a result of working it so much. It was just a rag tee for test prints. Just needed something there to absorb the ink for the video. Thanks for watching and leaving a comment! ?

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    5. LOL… this one is very inked up! Not a good print at all. It was flooded and blurry as a result of working it so much. It was just a rag tee for test prints. Just needed something there to absorb the ink for the video. Thanks for watching and leaving a comment! ?

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    6. @RonUlip Thank you very much! I appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment and let me know. And you are welcome; it’s my pleasure to help out in any way. Great comment! Thanks for watching and leaving a comment! ?

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    7. your flood and print is contrary to how i was taught but clearly works for you,i would pour the ink on at the front, flood (with frame lifted)then pull the squeegee towards me lift and flood i feel i have a better squeegee angle and more control over the squeegee pressure,but i would try your technique if i was still doing this

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    8. @firetack You should try it. A lot of people do and are glad they did. It seems on the East coast they do it mostly the way I do and on the West coast they pull stroke. That’s what I noticed anyway. Thanks for watching and leaving a comment! ?

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    9. You should try it. A lot of people do and are glad they did. It seems on the East coast they do it mostly the way I do and on the West coast they pull stroke. That’s what I noticed anyway. Thanks for watching and leaving a comment! ?

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    11. @kaythapa56 Thank you very much! Glad you enjoy my videos. If I have a job where I can use it for a video then I may do that but I’m not sure I would specifically set up something just for a video. It’s a lot of work. Thanks for watching and leaving a comment! ?

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    12. Thank you very much! Glad you enjoy my videos. If I have a job where I can use it for a video then I may do that but I’m not sure I would specifically set up something just for a video. It’s a lot of work. Thanks for watching and leaving a comment! ?

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    14. what kind of job title and education do you have? ive been running all the silk screen jobs for my high school for the past 3 years and its time to be looking at what to do for college. i am very interested in the printing industry sort of thing and what you do looks like a lot of fun.

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    15. I have a B.F.A. with specialization in Photography and Printing. I’m not sure what you would call me, printer, teacher, webmaster, writer, video producer and maybe more. You can read a short bio on me on the Catspit website under the About Us tab. Thanks for watching and leaving a comment! ?

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    16. Thank you very much! You’re welcome, it’s my pleasure to help out and share information. Check out the Catspit website for a lot more free info on screen printing. Link is on the channel page. Thanks for watching & commenting! ?

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    17. Thank you! You’re welcome, it’s my pleasure to help out and share information. Check out the Catspit website for a lot more free info on screen printing. Link is on the channel page. Thanks for watching & commenting! ?

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    18. I’m in a screen printing class right now and she taught us the pull method. We did our first prints the other night and the problems I was having could definitely be fixed using this method! Thanks so much for sharing. I am excited to go to class tomorrow and try this!

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    19. I’ve been screenprinting umbrellas for a promotional products company for about 2 years now. I’m getting a lot of interesting info from your videos. This technique of flooding may help in some of our situations that pop up. You’ve got a great personality for these spots. Well done!

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    20. You’re videos are FANTASTIC! Your technique makes SO much sense too. I’ve been interested in screenprinting for over a decade, I think it’s time to finally make it happen, I’m not getting any younger and I’ve never met anyone who did this for a living, that wasn’t totally in love with their job. Judging by your videos, I’d say you fit that to a T!

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    21. Thank you very much! It does have some logic behind it doesn’t it? I do enjoy making these videos a lot. I’m not getting any younger either… LOL. Let me know if I can help out in any way. I offer equipment sales and supply discounts on my website. The link is on the channel page. Check it out! Thanks for watching and leaving a comment! ?

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    22. Hi, Thanks for the videos. Do you ever have trouble with the plastisol forcing itself under the stencil when you flood? This happens to me occasionally and its a big PITA to clean the bottom of the srcreen not to mention ruined shirts. any tips?by the way I usually use 220 mesh screens with Union inks.

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    23. You’re very welcome, thanks for watching my videos. No I don’t have that issue myself. It sounds like your flood stroke has too much pressure. If the ink is going through a 220 then it’s either too thin or you are using too much pressure. Try using much less pressure on the flood stroke. Thanks again for watching and leaving a comment! ?

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    24. You’re very welcome, thanks for watching my videos. No I don’t have that issue myself. It sounds like your flood stroke has too much pressure. If the ink is going through a 220 then it’s either too thin or you are using too much pressure. Try using much less pressure on the flood stroke. Thanks again for watching and leaving a comment! ?

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    25. Thank you very much! I’m glad I could help out. You’re welcome. Water based inks tend to be thin so depending on what mesh count you are using you could skip flooding and do the print stroke by simply pulling some ink with your print stroke. It all depends on the mesh count and ink thickness really to say for sure. Thanks for watching and leaving a comment! ?

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    26. Thanks great video , very educational 🙂 Im always having a problem on flooding the screen , when I flood the screen the inks stocks on my squeegee , and leaving my screen unevenly flooded , there are parts that are not flooded. please help me with flooding, i always mess up with this.

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    27. Thanks great video , very educational 🙂
      Im always having a problem on flooding the screen , when I flood the screen the inks stocks on my squeegee , and leaving my screen unevenly flooded , there are parts that are not flooded. please help me with flooding, i always mess up with this.

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    28. Thank you very much! It’s probably a matter of getting used to working the ink. As you work it some it will get creamier and smoother. Then it will be much more cooperative. Plus a high quality ink will help too. You can premix the ink in the bucket to help. But this is a matter of experience really. Just keep printing and it will come. Thanks for watching and leaving a comment! ?

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    29. quick question . i have a 4×4 press and it works great …i have made my own screens with wood and 110 mesh.they work very well but about 4 out of every 20 shirts the ink seems to come through the screen and print a weird shape where its not supposed to be . i will clean and tape off the the error and after another 20 or so shirts it happens again . and it only happens at the bottom of the screen . is it something im doiing when stroking ? idk what is is please help

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    30. Well that is very hard to diagnose from afar but I would guess the off contact is uneven. Maybe higher near the print head and lower nearest the printer. Or it could be simply poor mesh tension and frame flexing. I would try a pre-stretched aluminum screen and be sure your off contact is low and even. If everything is correct on press, even a bad flood and stroke will print. Thanks for watching and leaving a comment! ?

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