Ulano Emulsion Selection Guide
QTXPink ColorFor Plastisol
QX-1Blue ColorFor Plastisol and Solvent Based Inks
ORANGEOrange ColorFor Plastisol and some Water-based Inks
TZLight Blue ColorFor Water-based Inks and Plastisol
LX-680Blue ColorFor Plastisol, Water-based Solvent Inks
QLTBlue ColorFor Plastisol and some Solvent Inks
Estimated Base Exposure Timestime is based off 40w standard fluorescent tubes at 4-6" away from screen; coated once on each side of the screen
Blue / Green Color - Ulano QX-1 Emulsion is an SBQ sensitized, hybrid dual-cure emulsion that combines the convenience and shelf life of SBQ with the durability, versatility, and imaging properties of dual-cure emulsion. Ulano QX-1 Emulsion is compatible with all plastisol, UV, and solvent-based ink systems. Its matte finish virtually eliminates printing problems associated with high and low humidity conditions. QX-1 is formulated to provide wide exposure latitude and is easily reclaimed even if underexposed and used with aggressive inks and washup solvents. Ulano QX-1 Emulsion is durable and has excellent resolution, good definition, and very good wet strength. 37% solids content provides good stencil build per coat, excellent bridging of coarse mesh, and fast-drying capabilities.
Ulano QX-1 Emulsion is presensitized and must be handled in yellow safe light conditions before exposure.
Photopolymer – These are typically the fastest
exposing emulsions, with many exposing correctly from 30-50 seconds. The shortest times can be seen when using a
newer LED-type exposure unit.
Dual Cure – If you have established a good exposure
time with photopolymer emulsions, you can typically add 90 seconds (1.5
minutes) to that time for most dual cure emulsions.
Diazo - If you have established a good exposure time
with photopolymer emulsions, you can typically add 210 seconds (3.5
minutes) to that time for most diazo emulsions.