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...

Most screenmakers in the textile segment of the screenprinting technologies apply tape to the inside edges of most, if not all, of their screens to block the flow of ink between the edge of the emulsion and point where the mesh is attached to the...

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...

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