Once your job is printed and finished, the screen is ready to be cleaned and processed ready for recoating and re-exposing. It’s very important to maintain a system and have an understanding of the screen reclaiming process to ensure that you do not encounter time consuming breakdowns on the press or waste time exposing screens that do not develop properly – you can very rarely make a bad screen print well.
Congratulations goes to Easiway on being awarded a Green Supply Chain Award
This Ink and Emulsion remover provides a revolutionary, streamlined approach to cleaning and reclaiming your screens. The solution dissolves both plastisol and water base ink, water soluble screen blockout, direct emulsion and capillary film as well as tape adhesive residue!
SUPRA can be used in two different ways; in a Dip Tank or Manually applied. When used with a Dip Tank you mix the SUPRA concentrate at a ratio of up to 1:5 with water in a tank. Then, when applied manually to a screen, you should use the SUPRA at full concentrate. Read more
Welcome to the start of our unsung heroes video series.
We are showing our appreciation for what they do day-to-day in the print shop/print world. Whether that’s doing the printing or running the whole shop. Without these people we wouldn’t be getting our printed t-shirts! Read more
What is TB-10?
The Tekmar TB-10 is a bulk pallet adhesive. It is a non-aerosol water based adhesive, that dries almost instantly, has excellent flash resistance and holds its tack longer than virtually all other adhesives. It is applied via an affordable range of pneumatically driven spray systems that virtually eliminate over-spray, and also eliminates having to dispose of any aerosol cans.
When used, Tekmar TB-10 water based adhesive and the TARGET Applicator Systems are the perfect environmental solution, guaranteed to save ££’s over aerosols and other semi automatic systems.
Now for the math test! Read more
If you have read our latest product of the week mailer (w/c 18th September) then you will have noticed it’s all about tape.
Tape has many uses, the main one being masking the edges of your screens.
However, when you leave tape on the screen for a long time it can become VERY tricky to peel off, as you can see from the video below.
Removing tape from your screen is a MUST before you put it in the DipTank ready to reclaim. This will be twice as hard if you don’t remove tape from the screen.
Although, there is another solution. Choose the Screen Printing Blue White Split Low Tack Tape. This tape has a non-adhesive half to ensure the tape is easy to peel off after use.
After the success of last year’s winter open house we have decided to extend it from one to two days, Thursday 30th November – Friday 1st December.
We will be on hand from 9am to 7pm on Thursday and 9am to 5pm on the Friday to answer any questions and solve any problems.
You may think this is a boring blog about fluff, but you’re wrong. If you continue to read, it may save your life one day.
We regularly clean up, service and re-sell pre-loved machinery. Recently, a certain piece of equipment came in which was covered in ‘fluff’ and we couldn’t believe our eyes.
Don’t skip degreasing, regardless if your screen is fresh out of the box, or you’ve reclaimed it more times than you can remember. The first step to a high-quality screen, is a clean screen. Degreasing removes any oils, dust, and dirt from the mesh, all of which can cause issues in the adhesion of your emulsion.
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