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good tape for screens

Posted on Wed, 7 Apr 2004 at 17:23



anyone have any suggestions for a good tape to tape out screens with? must be able to withstand uv/solevent inks, and not fall apart when untaping screens to be reclaimed. The problem we are having is we are using a packaing tape, it sticks well, holds up well to all inks, but taking off the tape, it falls apart in little strips, sticks to the frame, and the adhesive is so strong that if you pull hard enough that it sometimes rips the mesh. any suggestions on item # and suppliers would be helpful.
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Anonymous says: www.pmitape.com this stuff works great. posted on: Wed, 04/07/2004 - 8:33pm
Anonymous says: Hi To depend how mutch the size of screen, before i using tape, now i use black-out (sericol), it better for whash the screen. i replace my tape for the black-out. Michel, posted on: Wed, 04/14/2004 - 12:46pm
Anonymous says: I just started using "Polyken", I get it from Nazdar. I use large screens and retaping takes times so now I just tape where the emulsion butts the polyken. It is for the life of the screen mesh, I don't ...

I just started using "Polyken", I get it from Nazdar. I use large screens and retaping takes times so now I just tape where the emulsion butts the polyken. It is for the life of the screen mesh, I don't think it will come off till you restretch. Good for solvent and water-based inks.

rickyt

posted on: Thu, 04/15/2004 - 11:16am
Anonymous says: I use the Polyken tape as well, but only for covering the rollers on my Newman’s. I put it on once and it lasts me the life of the screen (usually 6 to 12 months). It does a great job of protecting ...

I use the Polyken tape as well, but only for covering the rollers on my Newman’s. I put it on once and it lasts me the life of the screen (usually 6 to 12 months). It does a great job of protecting the mesh from abuse and damage. It also means that I don't have to waste time with putting on the mesh guards for every screen, so it makes it like a stretch & glue frame in the processing time. With that aside, the question that Craig was asking was for removable tape. For a permanent tape the Polyken is the way to go, but not for taping the inside screen edge of Newman’s. If you use the Polyken tape, you will lock the mesh to the frame .if it is a box beam type then you will lose all of the free mesh area under the beam and make the max image size of the frame smaller. If it is a single roller frame like an m3 or m6 frame, then that’s not as bad, but they tend to trap water and crap under the tape after reclaiming. It is also a real pain to get off when you need to re-stretch the frame.

posted on: Thu, 04/15/2004 - 7:24pm
Anonymous says: use tartan200 2" masking tape for aluminum frames or pmi tape for roller newmans posted on: Tue, 10/19/2004 - 11:52pm

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