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How to Coat a Screen with Emulsion

Posted by Mary Yaeger on 9/18/2017

Coating a screen is also referred to as “making a stencil”. The process is done with emulsion which is a thick liquid that is sensitive to UV light. When you place artwork on the photo sensitive emulsion and expose it, a negative stencil is created. 

Texsource White Dream Ink

Posted by Dustin Koch on 9/14/2017
After years of searching and hunting for the one white ink that could print at a premium level without the premium price tag, Texsource birthed its game changing White Dream. 

Underbase Printing

Posted by Dustin Koch on 9/12/2017
The most common underbase used is the main white ink that a shop is using, and it is most commonly used on darker garments in order to get the quality of colors the job needs.

Tools of the Trade - Screen Openers

Posted by Mary Yaeger on 9/8/2017
 Why have screen openers in your shop? Simple. Sometimes ink will “dry up” an area of your screen which has the possibility of ruining the image area and the mesh itself. Not only does this slow down your production time, but it could cost you money in the long run.

How do I choose the Right Exposure Unit?

Posted by Mary on 9/6/2017
 Currently in the screen printing industry, there are 3 main types of exposure units - UV, LED, and Halide lamp exposure units. Figuring out which one would be the best fit for your shop can be a confusing experience so we have listed some of the key differences.  

Using Chem 8100 to Clean Screens and Squeegees

Posted by Mary Yaeger on 9/4/2017
Squeegees, just like everything else in your shop, needs to be taken care of to ensure durability and a long squeegee life. You can always just wipe your squeegee off, but what about the hard to reach places? You know, those hard to reach nooks along the rubbers' edge. That's where Chem 8100 comes in handy.