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  • person cleaning a screen in a washout booth
    April 26, 2021 Sage Larson

    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.
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  • pouring baselayr plastisol in a scoop coater
    April 19, 2021 Sage Larson

    The Emulsion for Plastisol-Only Printers

    You demand excellence in every aspect of your business. Every detail matters, and that includes the quality of your equipment and supplies. Plastisol screen printers, it’s time for you to meet Baselayr Plastisol Emulsion.
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  • pink emulsion in container of baselayr long lasting
    April 12, 2021 Sage Larson

    Baselayr Long Lasting: The Emulsion for New Printers

    New screen printers. Darkroom novices. Riley Hopkins 150 Press users. DIY printers. We're talking to you. Say hello to Baselayr Long Lasting Emulsion, a high performance, high solids emulsion. It'll produce high-quality screens for printers who are still honing their darkroom processes.
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  • Everything You Need to Know about Making a Darkroom in a Closet, Bathroom, and Garage
    April 7, 2021 Jacelyn Wedman

    Everything You Need to Know about Making a Darkroom in a Closet, Bathroom, and Garage

    To get the best screen possible, you need the best darkroom setup. If your print shop is in your home, you might have to get creative with your darkroom. Setting up an effective darkroom can be challenging, but Darkroom expert Colin Huggins has you covered. In this post, he shares tips and nuances for constructing home darkrooms in a closet, a bathroom, and a garage.
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  • baselayr complete emulsion being poured into a scoop coater
    April 5, 2021 Sage Larson

    The Lowdown Between Baselayr Complete and Cryocoat

    Baselayr Complete and Cryocoat. They sound similar. They look alike. They seem to match in performance. Are they the same? Are they different? Why should you use Baselayr Complete? All your questions and more are answered in this post.
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  • the three different baselayr emulsions
    March 31, 2021 Sage Larson

    Which Baselayr Emulsion is Right for Me?

    Are you looking at the new Baselayr emulsion line and wondering which you should use? Screen printing genius Colin Huggins shares how to pick the right Baselayr emulsion. He'll help you pinpoint it by looking at inks, darkroom setup, skill level, and more.
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  • person holding a screen that says elevate your darkroom in a washout booth
    March 29, 2021 Sage Larson

    What is Baselayr?

    Baselayr is a series of emulsions. 

    Emulsion is the foundation in screen printing. You need to LAY down a good BASE of emulsion to build a solid print. 

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  • jonathan inserting a screen into the drying cabinet
    February 8, 2021 Sage Larson

    What a Screen Drying Cabinet Does for Your Darkroom

    To create a stellar print, you need a solid screen. Using high quality emulsion and dialing in exposure times help, but it's a fraction of what's needed. Your darkroom matters. Jonathan Overmyer from Golden Press Studio shares tips on how to create an ideal darkroom. He also shares a personal story of an area where he struggles in his shop — keeping dust, lint, and fibers off his screens while they're drying. Luckily, Jonathan has found a piece of equipment that has tremendously reduced the amount of particles on screens that also speeds up production.
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  • man holding up a clean screen
    December 9, 2020 Sage Larson

    Dehaze, Degrease, De-Ghost with Sgreen® Stuff

    Sgreen® Stuff, a two-for-one dehazer and degreaser chemical, removes ink haze, oils, and containments so the emulsion will better adhere to the screen. To get the most out of this chemical, you need to know how to use it. Jonathan...

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  • person closing the lid on the exposure unit
    November 11, 2020 Sage Larson

    Compression vs. Vacuum Exposure Units

    Thinking about getting a new exposure unit, or are you ready to upgrade your current unit? Many different kinds of exposure units exist, but let's look into one angle — compression and vacuum exposure units. We'll decipher the differences between the two, how to determine which one is best for you, and other darkroom details.
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  • vacuum lid exposure unit
    November 5, 2020 Sage Larson

    LED Exposure: The New Standard

    Are point light source LED exposure units the new gold standard? LED’s are as close as we can get to a perfect point light source, so it seems odd to compromise this almost perfect geometry by assembling large area arrays. Large area arrays result in overlapping illumination from multiple LED’s, and this causes undercutting of […]

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