Using a diazo-sensitized emulsion

Q: When using a diazo-sensitized emulsion, how do I know if I have it mixed properly? Answer Use warm distilled water. Warm water dissolves diazo—especially powdered diazo—more effectively than cold water and distilled water eliminates the possibility of impurities that can react emulsion pre-maturely. Stir the emulsion slowly but thoroughly and double check the mixed emulsion…

Question & Answer

I just had a new automatic press installed and the technician ensured it was level and in registration. Is this good for the lifetime of the press or will it need to be redone? Answer Depending on use, you’ll occasionally need to level the machine’s platens and check its registration. It’s difficult to say just…

Three Important Factors for Flash-Cure Units

Most screen printers are familiar with the flash-cure unit, and many shops use this piece of equipment as part of their production sequence.  A flash-cure unit is used during production to cure the surface of the ink only, at least, that’s what it’s intended for. It is important to understand the relationship between several factors…

Thinking About Stepping Up to an Automatic?

  What is a good milestone or indicator that it may be time for an automatic press?  When you are considering adding your second manual press to handle the work flow and definitely when you are considering adding your third! When you are tired of relying on someone else to handle the “big” runs and…

M&R Economax D

Easy to own and economical to operate, Economax D is the ultimate affordable, space-saving infrared electric screen printing conveyor dryer. Not only does it have the highest production capacity in its class of conveyor dryers, it’s also the most energy efficient. Heavy-duty thermal insulation prevents heat from migrating into the workplace, while CoolSkin™ technology leaves…

PRINTING PERFORMANCE WEAR TIPS

Throughout the years, ink manufacturers have learned one unchanging truth: there is always a new fabric being developed for the market that will pose new challenges. This page reflects the challenges and approaches that lead to a solution that utilizes ink formulation, print parameters and material handling. Ink strategy Printing garments constructed of 100 percent…