choosing the right emulsion

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choosing the right emulsion

Postby Robin » Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:09 am

I am new to the screen printing process an in the first stage of getting my business off the ground. I recently purchased a photopolymer emulsion not sure if thats the right one for a beginner so my question is ink is compatible to use because on the label on the emulsion is says resistant to plastisol ink.

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Re: choosing the right emulsion

Postby ApeShirt » Sat Nov 29, 2014 9:02 am

For short runs it's fine. But over time the emulsion will breakdown on the screen. You want either a water resistant emulsion or a hybrid. You could also buy an emulsion hardener that makes emulsion more resistant to water based inks.
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