How I Print
|Posted by: Teknos Apr 02 03, 03:45 PM GMT|
I don't remember what my first print was on, But I'm pretty sure it wasnt tin foil. I just can't imagine how hard it is to scrape spores off tin foil without breaking the foil n messing everything up. Especially since I use the needle to scrape the spores. Well this is how I do my prints and I hope it catches on...
start with a soda can...Cut the tops n bottoms off..
|Posted by: Teknos Apr 02 03, 03:46 PM GMT|
|Posted by: Teknos Apr 02 03, 03:47 PM GMT|
Cut it into two peices..
|Posted by: maryxmas Apr 02 03, 03:49 PM GMT|
looks intersting so far, wheres the rest of it?
|Posted by: Teknos Apr 02 03, 03:49 PM GMT|
Flatten out the peices... I use the edge of my counter.
|Posted by: maryxmas Apr 02 03, 03:50 PM GMT|
| uh huh..... i like where this is going
|Posted by: Teknos Apr 02 03, 03:52 PM GMT|
| then drop some nice dark spores on it ;D I just set a jar ontop...
I cut them stem a little below the cap so the cap can sit above the aluminum without touching it.
And 1-2 days later... Nice dark print! Take the cap off, fold the aluminum over, put inside clean new baggie and tape closed and into the fridge they go...
(and damn you xmas you couldn't wait could you?!?!?)
|Posted by: Teknos Apr 02 03, 03:58 PM GMT|
| I do steralize the aluminum before printing. My first times I used high bleach water and wiped off. But the last couple ive steralized with rubbing alcohol. I just print on my dresser...I've made about 4 prints that I've used myself and no contam problems. And sent out about another 4 (not including recent ones) and havn't heard of any contams...
But doing it this way, far easier to scrape the spores off... re-usable, and easily shared with others inside a christian greeting card!
Well with all the people in the free print thread seeming to share prints on aluminum foil i felt the need to post this and I hope it catches on.
|Posted by: ShroomVator Apr 02 03, 04:07 PM GMT|
| Yes - works quite well.
I believe Nan came up with this one.
|Posted by: Teknos Apr 02 03, 04:19 PM GMT|
|Yep! Nan's the one who told me about doing this. I am hoping if I put up a how-to with pictures it might catch on...|
|Posted by: Teknos Apr 02 03, 04:25 PM GMT|
| And remember.... always use Sprite ©
*fine fine...I'm really not worried but oh well...*
|Posted by: Mycota Apr 02 03, 04:29 PM GMT|
| If you do it this way? Suggest you go to any good harware store & buy a 6 inch X 10 or 20 foot roll of thin roofiing type aluminum flashing. Then cut it into small squares w/ heavy sheers or tin snips.
|Posted by: Fungusmaximus Apr 02 03, 04:36 PM GMT|
Yeah thats a nice way too! But your Glass prints idea was my favorite
|Posted by: ShroomVator Apr 02 03, 04:39 PM GMT|
| Glass prints no good for shooting across the country in trade.
Mycota, you always seem to find the most expensive, cool way of doing everything. If only I had 'compost loot.'
|Posted by: Fungusmaximus Apr 02 03, 04:46 PM GMT|
| Naw not always most expensive, he has some pretty cheap ideas too
No really though.
Some quick prints here: Prints in a Bag
|Posted by: Fungusmaximus Apr 02 03, 04:48 PM GMT|
Damn thats pretty MF'in BOLD Teknos.
Mucho cahonies amigo
Obviously you in the pic Huh? Look at the fingernails and hand shapes from pic 2 pic, must be you?? CRAZY
|Posted by: Teknos Apr 02 03, 05:06 PM GMT|
| ah well i figure if you just need to blur your eyes to post on overgrow, then a small personal grow like mine shouldnt draw any attention...
Unless your referring to me endorsing Sprite in this obviously Pepsi preferring community
(pepsi is my cola of choice)
|Posted by: Teknos Apr 02 03, 05:13 PM GMT|
| errr... i mean... no thats not me in the pic!! its uh.. a foaf ...
It's not like I actually grow anything, I thought this was a role playing message board. Ive just been roll playing... And my pics.. well I just steal them from other people for my role playing....
|Posted by: Fungusmaximus Apr 02 03, 05:16 PM GMT|
yea me too!!
|Posted by: ShroomVator Apr 02 03, 05:24 PM GMT|
| Please post no incriminating pictures of yourself.
I guess its still legal to drink sprite in this country.
Be careful, though.
|Posted by: debianlinux Apr 02 03, 08:59 PM GMT|
I have to say that it seems wiser (to me) to use a jar that is wide enough to cover the whole of the aluminum. that's a long time for something to sit in open air only to be folded over and pressed into your fresh spore print.
|Posted by: Teknos Apr 05 03, 09:15 PM GMT|
| And the final product.... And for a reference, this is how all the prints I send out look...
|Posted by: schm000ve Apr 05 03, 09:32 PM GMT|
|wow, SUPER tight spore droppage there!!! I'm gonna give that a try tonight on a PF strain that's ripe for some reproducing. Much luv Nan....truly revolutionary website....|
|Posted by: Molester Apr 05 03, 09:45 PM GMT|
| Hmmmmm nice print Teknos! What strains you got for trade?
I've been using those thick pie pan type things, just cause I don't wanna cut myself on a can edge. But its always better to reuse our waste if we can!
|Posted by: Teknos Apr 06 03, 03:23 PM GMT|
| Well I found rocking a razor blade back and forth to cut it works very well. Using sisors left burs in it.
Right now these GT's are all I have going. Second flush is comming in right now so if you want a print just let me know. But I have PR, Maz, PFC, and Taz in my library.
I think next I want to do some PFC's just to get a good supply of those and also share them due to the bust and what not. Cant let the PFC's dissappear!
|Posted by: ShroomZilla Apr 06 03, 05:45 PM GMT|
Little chance of pfc's dissapearing
But, nice of you to consider it!! LOL
|Posted by: looselucy Apr 06 03, 06:04 PM GMT|
|incriminating? That is a strpharia ruguso-annulata fruitbody...Not like it is a psilocybe or something. Come on people...you assume to much looking at those CRTs of yours|
|Posted by: Voodoo Apr 06 03, 07:05 PM GMT|
|Why wouldnt glass be good for trades? I started printing on glass recently because of foil ripping and I havent had any complaints yet. I just stick the glass in a photo mailer and send them out. Never had one break yet.|
|Posted by: ShroomVator Apr 06 03, 07:08 PM GMT|
|I just don't think it is as practical to buy and care for lots of small pieces of glass for trades. I also thought that by 'glass,' FM meant a jar, but...good point!|
|Posted by: Fungusmaximus Apr 06 03, 11:24 PM GMT|
| Man you can buy a 3'x3' piece of glass for bout 3$ and a glass cutter for 2-3$.
Cut your own squares to print on. thats what I did cheap than a mug too!
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