So you got this job that requires a stencil thickness of 10 microns. How do you know if the stencil is going to work? Put your eye as close as possible to it? Scratch it with your fingernail? Just put it on the press an hope for the best?
Screen Printing Tools Are Worth The Cost
A controlled stencil is extremely important for any type of printing, but it is extremely important for printing membrane switches or fine halftones. You have to know what the stencil looks like down to the thread of the mesh. To do this, microscopes, rz meters, tensometers, and micrometers are needed to ensure print accuracy is consistent. Just touching the screen doesn’t cut it. These tools can be expensive but worth every penny. With these tools tracking print consistency and quality is easy. And we like easy!