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4 Steps To A Clean Screen for Screen Printing

January 17, 2024

Screen printing demands precision at every step, especially when it comes to the preparation and maintenance of your screens. A clean screen is fundamental for achieving high-quality prints and will lead to less headaches on press. In this blog post we will take you through the screen cleaning process step-by-step, ensuring your screens are in […]

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Causes of Pinholes During Screen Making and How To Fix

December 28, 2023

Screen printing is a versatile and popular method for transferring intricate designs onto various surfaces. However, one common challenge that printers often encounter is the occurrence of pinholes in their screens. Pinholes are tiny imperfections that can disrupt the printing process and they are a persistent concern for screen printers. In this blog post, we […]

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Storing Chromaline Emulsions

November 28, 2023

Chromaline strives to provide our customers with the freshest possible products. When storing and rotating Chromaline products on your shelf, please take into consideration the characteristics of a product which could be degraded or influenced by storage conditions. Be sure to take appropriate measure in finding a proper solution. Use the oldest goods first – […]

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Exposure For Beginners: Understanding UV Light

October 18, 2023

When it comes to screen printing, one of the most critical steps is exposing your screens properly. A well-exposed screen can make a significant difference in the quality of your prints. In the pursuit of saving costs, many beginners venture into DIY exposure units or purchase a secondhand unit. However, the choice of light source […]

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Screen Making 101: Reclaim Screen for Screen Printing

April 30, 2023

Reclaiming a screen is a basic step in the screen printing process, but learning the basics can sometimes feel overwhelming when it comes to screen printing. Equip yourself with the right screen printing products, and the right knowledge, to avoid frustration when reclaiming a screen. Check out our easy step-by-step guide on how to reclaim […]

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Difference in Emulsion Types

December 27, 2022

By: Kevin Kauth There are numerous differences between the many types of emulsions available. The three main types of emulsions are diazo, dual cure, and photopolymer. DIAZO Diazo based emulsion is a two part product consisting of unsensitized emulsion which gets sensitized when diazo is added in. Once sensitized it has a pot life of […]

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September 28, 2022

By: Martin Medvetz WRONG! There’s a lot of artistry and finesse that goes into making a great print, but there’s also physics and chemistry at its core.  Having visited many shops over the years, I’ve heard many fictional tales, mostly conceived from assumptions.  Here’s a list that could fill an episode of MythBusters, Screen Making […]

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Easy Screen Printing with Plotter Cutter

June 30, 2022

By: Amber Barton Chromaline’s Quick Film has an alternative application method, allowing you to eliminate both messy liquid emulsions and having to print film positives to achieve a pinhole-free, screen printing stencil. Using Silhouette, or similar software, create your line art design. In a light safe environment, prepare your plotter cutter to receive the Quick […]

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Humidity… It’s a Constant Battle

April 4, 2022

By: Kevin Kauth Humidity is a problem many screen printers battle; however, most do not fully understand how it affects their screens. Many want to blame the emulsion, but in most cases, it is their environment not the product causing their troubles. Emulsion is hygroscopic, which means it absorbs moisture from the environment it is in. […]

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Harmonizing Mesh Count to Line Count

July 13, 2021

By: Art Dobie Harmonizing screen mesh count to halftone line count can limit the possibility for moire and influence achievable tonal range. Moiré is an optical interference pattern that appears when two or more incompatible image frequencies are overlayed on one another. A common source of moire patterns is an improper match between the mesh […]