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fine detail with fluorescent?????

Posted on Thu, 7 Nov 2002 at 10:58

The biggest problem in our screen room is exposure of fine detail with our fluorescent bulb exposure unit. I know that fluorescent units are not ideal for fine detail or half tones but until I can convince "the powers that be" to buy us a metal halide unit, I don't have much choice. We already underexpose (gasp!!!) which presents all kinds of problems from delamination on press to stubborn reclaiming. I have tried thinner emulsion coating, emulsions that are "supposedly" faster and have even resorted to putting Scotch tape on the back side of the positive as a filter. For small print runs these tricks work ok but for bigger runs our screens break down. If anyone has any suggestions, they would be greatly appreciated.
Amy =)

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