The pros of using capillary film far outweigh the cons. So, why are more people using capillary film, rather than direct liquid emulsion? It all comes down to the simple fact, that when people first start out in the screenprinting technologies, they are all too...

The goal is to do everything better than previously done. In order to do this, you must constantly learn from each task in the stencil making process. There are three things that are absolutely necessary to hold detail in the final printed piece. Film Positive The most...

Most of us have seen those microscopic photos that are taken of mesh threads and emulsion edges, and even details on printed substrates accompanying articles on screenprinting. Most are taken with USB digital microscopes. They are excellent tools for researchers, engineers, teachers, students, technicians, and hobbyists. Some...

The myth of post-exposure continues to haunt the screenprinting technologies. Post-exposure is the theory that if you underexpose your stencil, and find that during the stencil development the emulsion feels slimy on the squeegee side, that you can allow it to dry then return it...

Everyone knows that the sun is the perfect ultraviolet energy source and there is a growing number of screenprinters who are choosing to use the sun to expose the emulsion on their stencils. Many screenprinters have found using the sun as an exposure unit, saving...

Achieving outstanding detail on stencils that hold up well on press are on the wish list for screenprinters worldwide. You may be surprised to learn that humidity has a lot to do with achieving your goals and more....

Cleaning the shop can be a chore that few envy. But clean we must and on a regular basis or be faced with a greater potential of time and materials. This article discusses one product that should be in every screenprinter’s arsenal.

Take a moment and think about why you went into business. If you’re like me, you started your business to make money. You invested money, time and resources into an idea and ran with it. Now, did you jump into your business blind or did you do lots of research and careful planning to analyze every step you took? Hopefully you did your homework and planned out your path to success.

Saving money is possibly the most important issue of the day for screenprinters. There are far too many ways to save money than can be discussed in one article. In fact, most of the articles on this site will address reducing costs. In this short...

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