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Posted on Wed, 1 Dec 2004 at 19:10



What are the ins and outs of holding fine detail on a screen. We are wanting to print a fine line detail and cannot hold the line before blowing out the emulsion. It is a thin outline on type. We have this trouble a lot and were wondering if it's the emulsion or if a higher mesh count will work better.
The emulsion is KIWO Polycon Next tx5 one part and the mesh count is 110. This is the only emulsion that we have used.
Also, when printing halftone screens...do you need to use 'halftone emulsion'? What's the difference between that and regular emulsion?

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Anonymous says: Change your mesh to a 230 or a 305 depending on the thickness of the line you are trying to hold - don't forget to increase your exposure time to accomodate for the higher mesh count. Good luck posted on: Sat, 01/08/2005 - 5:53pm
Anonymous says: also... make sure ou have good clean artwork-positives-on clear substrate. dont overexpose the emulsion. so as to send light diffusing around the edges of the art during exposure thus reducing unexposed ...

also... make sure ou have good clean artwork-positives-on clear substrate. dont overexpose the emulsion. so as to send light diffusing around the edges of the art during exposure thus reducing unexposed emulsion area. plus, try a dip tank. let it soak. dont kill the mesh with a pressure washer. good luck.

posted on: Sat, 04/02/2005 - 3:25pm

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