Tips for Reclaiming Screens for Best Results
Emulsion remover removes emulsion. Seems simple, right? This chemical reclaims stencils faster with a concentrated emulsion remover solution. The chemistry breaks down emulsion when applied to a screen, and can be used in either a dunk tank or a traditional reclaim setup using a washout booth. But what happens when reclaiming screens takes more effort than usual? How do you reclaim locked-up screens?
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.
Buying New vs. Used Screen Printing Equipment
So you’re thinking about buying some screen printing equipment. Where should you buy it from? Should you buy brand-new products, or find used equipment from other printers? Printing experts Colin Huggins and Darryl Sapp discuss the benefits and drawbacks of buying new and used screen printing equipment for your shop.
A Close Up Look of Screen Printing Emulsion Under a Microscope
Once you have picked a screen, coated it, exposed it, and washed it out, the burned screen is ready to go. As you analyze the screen and stencil, have you ever wondered how the fine details look up close?
The Darkroom Process: Film, Emulsion Density, Exposing, and Washout
After coating a screen, it's time to expose and washout the screen. Dialing in screen exposure is no easy feat. In the latest videos, screen printing expert Colin Huggins goes over the tools you need to create optimal and to make solid, exposed screens. He'll also address nuances within the exposing and washout process and share ways to improve your darkroom procedures.
Mesh Count and You
Different mesh counts are used for different applications in the screen printing process. What is mesh count? Well, mesh count is a measure of how many threads of polyester (used to be silk, centuries ago, hence ‘silkscreening’) cross each other per square inch of the screen. For example, a 110 mesh screen would have 110 threads crossing per square inch. The higher the mesh count, the finer the holes are in the screen.
Improve Registration and Screen Stability with Side Clamps
Every printer wants to make a quality print. Out of the million ways to achieve a nice print, obtaining perfect registration and screen stability i...
Want to Stretch Your Own Screens? Now You Can with ECO Frames!
Repairing a broken screen in minutes sounds like a dream, right? Ripped static screens means you'll need to go online, order a new one, and wait a...