I finally got the correct squeegee for screenprinting onto fabric:
It has rounded edges instead of the square ones used when printing onto paper. So I made yet another attempt with the screen I made weeks ago.
It takes a few attempts to get comfortable with the squeegee, but I did a few trial runs “dry” to try to control the pressure better, and I think I’m getting the hang of it.
The squeegee itself is kinda badly made, though. As you can see, this Speedball squeegee is just a rubber ting stuck badly into a piece of wood.
The ink gets trapped inside the wedge there, which makes it impossible to wash completely. The wood is very porous, too, which makes the ink stick to it like crazy.
I think I’ll try to find a better one. The first one I bought (for paper printing) is perfect in that regard, and feels very solid.
Now I just have to make a new screen with a larger image, which is why I needed an A3 printer in the first place.