Category: Emulsion Tips

How to create strong screens for water base inks

Waterbase and Discharge Ink Printing Objectives: To improve production performance, minimize down time, and optimize screen life by preparing durable stencils with quality products and screen making techniques. To understand the importance of a properly designed... Continue Reading

Exposure Lamp Comparison

Exposure Systems Your exposure system determines your success screen printing. Case Study: I once owned the finest automatic presses available, had a state of the art computer graphic system, and a sales force that filled my shop with orders, but never understood why... Continue Reading

How to coat emulsions

Coating Screens for Consistent Results We visit many shops each year to evaluate stencil issues and to shed some light on the various processes involved in making screens. Larger shops often have automatic coaters while smaller shops perform hand coating. First the... Continue Reading

My screens won’t reclaim easily Why?

My Screens Won’t Reclaim Easily, Why? First what do you clean your screens with? What does your screen cleaner have to do with screen reclaiming you may wonder? Well emulsions when underexposed are still sensitive to both light and solvent based chemistry which can... Continue Reading

Image vs. Exposure the secret to durable screens

Exposing a Screen vs. Imaging a Screen: Complete emulsion exposure versus obtaining an image on the screen provides two very different results during production. Let’s start at the beginning to see how this difference is often the difference between achieving optimum... Continue Reading

Step Test to Determine Correct Exposure Times

Creating an Exposure Step Test: How to maximize Murakami Emulsions Proper emulsion exposure is crucial to your bottom line. Nothing is more costly than having a press stop during production. Quite often the problem can be traced back to poorly exposed screens that... Continue Reading

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Murakami T9 Emulsion for all textile inks

Murakami T9 can print all textile ink systems, often without the need for hardeners.  The emulsion exposes well on LED and conventional Metal Halide exposure systems.  Excellent resolution and dur...
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Murakami Pre-stretched Screens

Murakami Pre Stretched Screens can be stretched with any of our Smartmesh meshes.  Stretched on precision stretchers with balanced tensions from frame to frame and consistent mesh to frame orientation for predictable halftone angles.   Screens retain higher workable tensions for more jobs with e...

Murakami T9 Emulsion for all textile inks

  Murakami T9 – as seen at the ISS Show Long Beach 2018 Murakami T9 can print water base, discharge, plastisol, and high solid acrylic inks without the need for hardening.  Fast Exposing, excellent resolution and durabililty provi...