Every profession has its own set of tools. Surgeons work with scalpels, carpenters use hammers and screen printers use... well, screen printers use a whole slew of tools to ensure they are getting consistent results every time. Or at least they should be! Here is an inside look into the personal tool kit that our Technical Sales Representative Kevin Kauth carries with him for troubleshooting common screen making and screen printing issues.
The Ultimate Screen Printer Tool Kit
✓ Pre-focused Loupe: Reveal intricate details with a pre-focused dual lens loupe which allows for examination of objects close up, while the transparent acrylic base permits ambient light to illuminate your screen printed object for sharp, bright and crystal clear viewing.
✓ Chromaline Exposure Calculator: At least 90% of stencil failures can be traced back to exposure times. Eliminate miscalculated exposure times with the Chromaline Exposure Calculator, designed to help determine correct exposure time, print quality check and halftone tests.
✓ Exposure Test Strip: Chromaline's 10-Step Exposure Guide is a density filter used to control exposure times.
✓ Fischer Isoscope FMP10: Measure the thickness of your coating with this compact handheld device.
✓ SEFAR Humicheck: This handheld checking device is used to measure residual moisture in the screen emulsion. It shows when the stencil is dry enough to be correctly exposed, thus increasing production process reliability.
✓ Carson MM-450 PocketMicro: This 20-60x power pocket microscope is extremely lightweight and easily fits in your pocket. This pocket microscope features a built-in LED light that provides a bright, clear image.
Set Yourself Up For Screen Printing Success
It's time to increase your efficiency, productivity, and eventually your bottom line. Take your screen printing game to the next level by measuring your processes and keeping tabs on your results. Don't let sloppy habits waste time and money in your shop. Set yourself up for screen printing success by investing in the proper tools to keep your shop running smoothly.