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Misconceptions

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 […]

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The Effects of an Underexposed Screen

November 25, 2019

By Mick Orr, Applications Training Specialist for Chromaline Download the article as a pdf >> The effects of underexposure can be hard to detect because they come in small doses. You get used to working around these glitches on a day-to-day basis, but in the end they accumulate and affect your bottom line. Three Screen […]

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Drying A Screen for Screen Printing

November 12, 2019

A properly made screen is the most critical part of the screen printing process. After you coat your screen, properly drying your emulsion coated screen for screen printing will avoid issues on press later. Follow these Quick Mick Tips to ensure a properly dried screen. Proper Lighting When Drying A Screen for Screen Printing The […]

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How To Reclaim a Screen for Screen Printing

October 15, 2019

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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Drying Inkjet Film When It’s Humid

July 8, 2019

In our last post we covered how to fight humidity using ChromaLime Premium Emulsion during the screen making process. But before you even get to making your stencil, do you notice that your positives seem a little damp or that they stick to bottom of the screen while exposing? Or maybe you can’t stack them […]

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Q&A: Help! Emulsion Remover Dried On My Screen

June 24, 2019

In this Q&A, Mick addresses a common question we receive about what to do when emulsion remover dries on the screen during the reclaiming process. QUESTION: Hello. I went to reclaim my screen after printing. I applied Chroma/Strip screen reclaimer but then I got distracted with a phone call and forgot about it. The emulsion […]

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Top 5 Causes of Undercutting When Making a Screen

June 17, 2019

There are many variables that can affect a print’s quality during screen printing. Don’t let a bad stencil be one of them. When talking about screen printing, undercutting refers to the reduction of the size of an image due to light traveling beneath the film positive. Check out these top five screen printing tips for […]