Why is LED Exposure Better and How Does it Work?
LED exposure units are the new standard for any screen printer’s darkroom. But why? Many factors make LED light optimal: light output, speed, consistency, and more. Here are three benefits of using LED exposure bulbs in any darkroom.
3 Ways to Spot Frozen Emulsion and How to Handle it
It's that time of year again. There is a bite to the air, frost on your car windows, there might even be a dusting of snow outside your front door. Why does this affect your screen print shop? Screen printers need to be conscious of both what you order and when you order it.
Streamline Your Printing Prep Process with These 6 Tips
A screen printing job takes a lot of man hours. The whole process, from art prep to screen reclaim, takes time and effort to constantly hone in processes and learn from mistakes. The pre-press process — everything you do before setting up the press for a print run — is a big part of the screen printing process. Want to improve productivity and streamline this process? Here are six ways to dial in the pre-press process.
Use Scrap Wood to Create a DIY Emulsion Coating Stand in 5 Steps
Coating a screen is important to create the perfect base layer for a great print. Accomplishing this task can be done in a couple of different ways. You can coat screens by supporting the screen on the floor or creating a coating stand. Want to create a DIY coating stand? Here’s how to get it done.
How to Get the Best Compression on an Exposure Unit with no Lid
Eliminating the space between your exposure unit glass, your film, and your emulsion is key to capture the most details on a burned screen. If you have an exposure unit without a lid, knowing how to apply compression correctly is especially important. Let’s go over the proper technique to get a good screen with a compression exposure unit every time.
How the Baselayr X1620 Exposure Unit Will Elevate Your Darkroom
Do you want to experience faster exposure times? Do you wish your stencils were more durable? Are you having trouble capturing details? You’re going to want to take a look at the Baselayr X1620 LED Exposure Unit: a new, improved unit for entry level printers. This exposure unit has new technology that will improve production. What’s so special about this exposure unit? Let’s find out.
Exposure Units Designed to Perform
You demand the most from your emulsion. Why should you expect anything less from your darkroom equipment? Check out Baselayr Exposure Units, equipment designed to perform.
What Baselayr Plastisol Emulsion Does for Your Shop
Many printers exclusively use plastisol ink. If this sounds like you, check out Baselayr Plastisol emulsion. The high performance emulsion will streamline production by exposing faster, rinsing out quicker, and reclaiming with less effort. Want to get the most from this emulsion? Expert Colin Huggins walks through proper exposure methods and coating techniques to elevate your dark room.
Why Advanced Printers Need to Use Baselayr Complete Emulsion and How to Use It
Advanced screen printers. High production print shops. We’re talking to you. If you’re pushing the limits of your emulsion, check out Baselayr Complete. Wondering how it'll work in your screen print shop? Screen printing expert Colin Huggins addresses what kind of darkroom you need for this emulsion, guidelines for coating screens, and tips for capturing even more detail.
What is the Purpose of Emulsion Hardener?
Ever had a stencil break down during production? It sucks. Unless you have backup screens ready, production will come to a halt. Your time is valuable. For jobs that need tougher screens, use emulsion hardener to save you time and money.
Everything You Need To Know About Emulsion Prep
Emulsion Prep… Is it necessary to use? As much as you love spending time cleaning screens, Emulsion Prep is an extra step that can be a game changer. Let’s take a look at what Emulsion Prep is, when to use it, and how to use it.
A Guide to Getting the Most Out of Baselayr Long Lasting Emulsion
So you’ve just gotten your hands on Baselayr Long Lasting Emulsion. It’s perfect for printers who are just starting out, or for those who don’t have a perfect darkroom yet. Now that you have it, how should you use it? How do you get the best out of the emulsion? Screen printing expert Colin Huggins shows you how to mix the diazo into the emulsion, how to coat screens, how to expose, and more.