Screen Printing Films and Emulsions Chart
We want to help! Below is a chart listing screen printing films and emulsions with their usage procedures to answer many of the questions you may have. Keep in mind, these are merely suggestions.
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There are two types of hand-cut film. If you want to print with waterbased inks, use lacquer-based film which requires a strong, flammable solvent to make it adhere to the screen. Use caution and good ventilation. Once the screen is ready, you can print with any waterbased or solvent-based inks — except lacquer, vinyl or plastisol. If you want to print with lacquer, vinyl, plastisol or solvent-based ink, use watersoluble film. It adheres to the screen with cool water and washes out with warm water when the job is done.
Photo-Sensitive Direct Films
||Most solvent-based, waterbased, plastisol, and UV
Photo-Sensitive Indirect Films
Diazo Direct Emulsions