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Rhino tech dry film and rhino tech rs 2.0 screen

Postby RedSynergy » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:29 am

Hey everyone I just have some questions about starting with the dry film process from Rhino tech.


I am planning to buy the rhino tech dry film, a single screen press, laser printer, and the RS 2.0 screen for small apartment screen printing.

My questions are is it necessary to have a heat press to transfer the stencil to the screen? I saw leadfoot's post that an iron worked but I've also seen others saying they struggled with the system to get the stencils to transfer.

Also the RS 2.0 screen says it does 110 to 160 mesh counts yet I researched other info saying water based ink printing should be done with 200 and up mesh counts. Can the RS 2.0 frame do higher mesh counts? I plan on doing water based inks.

I've done screen printing before with emulsion and a diy press but it was a hassle getting registration correct so I just want to buy everything this time instead.

I'm hoping to have an initial startup cost around a grand or less if possible. I know the printer seems to be an essential part of having good quality and consistency with the dry film process.

Lastly most of my initial designs are text based so would it be more optimal to get just a vinyl cutter system instead? I do plan to advance to higher resolution designs in the near future and from what I know vinyl cutters won't do super high detail?


Thanks for responses!


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Re: Rhino tech dry film and rhino tech rs 2.0 screen

Postby Catspit Productions » Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:00 pm

Hello, I moved your post into the RhinoTech section with the other dry stencil posts.

I'll try to answer your questions. I would recommend a heat press for the application. That will make it much easier and more consistent.

I think you can use it with a 200 mesh. it's certainly worth a try. You can use 160 , 200, or maybe 230 mesh for water based inks. If the ink is very thin, use a higher mesh count. However, registration could be more of a challenge with this product due to the laser printing and heat pressing. As long as it's not some very low tolerance registration, it should work.

The dry stencil system will be more capable than a vinyl stencil cut on a plotter. Vinyl cutters can cut some detailed stuff but weeding can be a problem and a lot of work. So it really depends on what type of detail you're talking about.

I hope that helps out some.
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Re: Rhino tech dry film and rhino tech rs 2.0 screen

Postby RedSynergy » Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:33 pm

Thanks sorry for posting in the wrong area.

Is there any other info on troubleshooting with the dry film process?

I was wondering if it's that reliable of a system since there's not many youtube videos of it other than yours and rhino tech.

Thanks again

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Re: Rhino tech dry film and rhino tech rs 2.0 screen

Postby Catspit Productions » Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:43 pm

No worries, I just wanted to be sure you could find the thread. I'm not sure if the system notifies you or follows the old link to the new location.... LOL ;)

There is no other information about the dry stencil system that I know if. But if you need technical support, you can always call RhinoTech. They will be able to help best with trouble shooting.

The best system for making screens is using photo emulsion. That much I can tell you. But the RT dry stencil system is very capable. Have you seen LeadFoot's thread on this product?

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