Not all emulsions respond the same when coating screens: some emulsions require adjustments in pressure and speed, depending on the emulsion thickness and the type of mesh on the screen. The end result should give a nice glisten that makes a great stencil for the next screen printing job. Here are everything screen printers need to know about how to coat a screen.
There are lots of emulsions out in the world of screen printing. The most common two types are presensitized and diazo mixed, or dual-cure emulsion. Which emulsion is best? That answer depends on the type of shop and darkroom setup. Here’s a guide to both types of emulsion.
To get a solid stencil, printers need to use a high-quality emulsion. The screen printing market is saturated with all kinds of emulsions. With three options, Baselayr makes emulsion simple. One of those options is Baselayr Long Lasting Emulsion. To learn more about why a screen printer would use this emulsion, the inks it can handle, coating tips, and dialing in exposure times, continue reading.
Baselayr makes emulsion simple. Instead of looking at 10 or 20 different emulsions, Baselayr offers three to select from. It’s much easier for a printer to decide which emulsion would work best for their print shop. This article will outline the various factors that determine which emulsion will best fit a shop’s needs and environment.