This Film is manufactured from a 100 micron polyester carrier film with a coating that provides a nano-porous layer which is receptive to the water based inkjet inks. The base film gives you excellent dimensional stability at room temperature. The coating will increase the UV Density of the ink jet ink making screen exposure easier. The films stability and UV Density makes it excellent for half tone positives as well as fine lines and block areas. Dry film will produce positives for multicolour designs with perfect registration. The Dry Film works well with various ink jet manufactures machines, Epson Stylus (all series) HP Design jet and Canon. The printed film will dry rapidly and will be water resistant. The image on the film will harden over night but can be used straight after printing. The film positives should be stored flat, in dry (keep away from damp) and dark conditions.
Our laser film can be used in all popular makes of laser printer and photocopiers. The laser printer produces films faster than Inkjet printers but the films are not as opaque. The laser films produce a less dense black than inkjet printers, how ever if you apply white spirit to the toner printed area the density of the black can be increased. This will improve the positive and make screen stencilling easier than if you use untreated films. Laser screen is ideal for single colour images but not recommended for multi colour designs as the film may distort enough to make registration difficult, due to the heat in the printing process.
Our Drafting Film provides the artist and graphic artist the ability to create a hand drawn / painted film positive. The film is very transparent, making registration easy between the different layers. The film is dimensionally stable at room temperature also aiding registration. The film has one matt side for drawing onto with pen, pencil and plotter or painting with Photopaque, Indian Ink etc. The film has a thickness of 0.075mm, width of 1016mm and is available on a 25 metre roll.
This film is very transparent and used for laying up opaque pieces of material to make a film positive or a collection of smaller positives for the production of screen print stencils. The film has an antistatic coating making layup easier.
These products allow the screen printer to produce a film positive using a CAD cutter or plotter. The films can also be hand cut as both are transparent. Both Coloured Films are opaque to UV light so a perfect screen can be produced.
The product is produced for customers who are printing water based inks onto fabrics and paper who do not have darkroom facilities. The Screen Cut is produced using a 75µ Polyester Base and 40µ layer of stencil material. The Screen Cut is transparent so a design can be hand cut, tracing from an image below, remember you only cut through the green film and not the base layer of material. The image can also be cut using a plotter and computer. Once you have cut your image into the film, you remove the green film from the areas that you want the ink to flow through. This is called weeding. Then the film is applied to the screen using activator on a roller or brush. The drying can be speeded up using hair drier or fan heater. Once dry the backing film will peel off and your screen is ready to start printing. The green stencil film can be removed from screen after printing using our AQ 1008 Screen Mesh Cleaner.
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