How to Get the Best Compression on an Exposure Unit with no Lid

How to Get the Best Compression on an Exposure Unit with no Lid

Jacelyn Wedman
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. 
baselayr x1620 led exposure unit

How the Baselayr X1620 Exposure Unit Will Elevate Your Darkroom

Jacelyn Wedman
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.
baselayr exposure unit on a drying cabinet with the purple led lights on

Exposure Units Designed to Perform

Sage Larson
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

What Baselayr Plastisol Emulsion Does for Your Shop

Jacelyn Wedman
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

Why Advanced Printers Need to Use Baselayr Complete Emulsion and How to Use It

Jacelyn Wedman
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. 
pouring baselayr plastisol in a scoop coater

The Emulsion for Plastisol-Only Printers

Sage Larson
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.
pink emulsion in container of baselayr long lasting

Baselayr Long Lasting: The Emulsion for New Printers

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

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

Jacelyn Wedman
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.
person holding a screen that says elevate your darkroom in a washout booth

What is Baselayr?

Sage Larson

Baselayr is a brand that provides high-quality supplies and equipment needed in the darkroom. 

The darkroom creates the foundation for screen printing. You need to LAY down a good BASE of emulsion that's been correctly exposed to build a solid print. The most notable feature of the line is the series of emulsions.

person closing the lid on the exposure unit

Compression vs. Vacuum Exposure Units

Sage Larson
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.
shirt on press in a shop

A Checklist for Equipment and Supplies Needed to Start Up a Screen Print Shop

Sage Larson
Ready to start screen printing? It's a big jump, but it's so worth it. To build your shop, you will need to obtain some equipment and supplies. Our Sales and Success Team put together a handy check list of everything you should consider investing in your future shop.
vacuum lid exposure unit

LED Exposure: The New Standard

Sage Larson

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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