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Capillary Films by Chromaline

December 9, 2019

When comparing capillary film to liquid emulsion, capillary film offers many benefits. Capillary film requires less space, is cleaner than coating with liquid emulsion, creates uniform thickness, saves time, and is extremely easy to use. Many people choose not to use capillary film because the upfront cost is more expensive than liquid emulsion, but using […]

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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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Winter Is Coming: Stock Up On Freezable Screen Printing Products

September 16, 2019

Chromaline Screen Print Products is based in Duluth, Minnesota where summers are absolutely beautiful but we pay for it with our cold, long winters. Because Chromaline’s water-based products can be damaged from freezing temperatures, we highly encourage you to stock up before winter arrives. Products categorized as non-freeze/thaw stable cannot ship during freezing temperatures. Chromaline’s […]

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Dial In Exposure Time With Our Dual Exposure Calculator

August 20, 2019

At least 90% of stencil failures can be traced back to exposure times. If you are having trouble dialing in your exposure times, an exposure calculator can help. Chromaline’s Dual Exposure Calculator doubles as a basic Step Test and a One Step Calculator. It was designed to help determine correct exposure time, print quality check […]

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The Ultimate Screen Printing Tool Kit

August 5, 2019

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 […]

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It’s Time To Get PHAT… Super PHAT

July 23, 2019

By Mick Orr, Applications Training Specialist for Chromaline Download the article as a pdf >> Sometimes it’s just plain difficult to do certain jobs. Like putting in a new sidewalk, or printing manhole covers. Know what I mean? Or how about making bullet proof vests? Well, folks all those problems can now be solved by […]

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Water-Resistant Emulsions for Screen Printing

July 17, 2019

When screen printing with water-based inks, you may notice that your stencil starts to break down over time. The high water content in your water-based ink can cause your stencil to become less crisp over a long run. It is important to use a water-resistant emulsion when coating your screen. Water-Resistant Emulsions for Screen Printing […]

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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 […]