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August 2013 Newsletter: Exposing a Screen versus Imaging a Screen This month’s newsletter examines the difference between obtaining an image on a screen versus exposing the screen completely. Underexposure is a common process in screen rooms to obtain details. Find out how to avoid underexposed screens that perform poorly on press.
Emulsion Tips and Support
- Step Test to determine Proper Exposure Times (PDF)
- Step Test to Determine Proper Exposure Times (HTML)
- Image vs. Exposure (PDF)
- Image vs. Exposure (HTML)
- What you can’t see is important in screen making (PDF)
- What you can’t see is important in screen making (HTML)
- Exposure Lamp Comparison (PDF)
- Exposure Lamp Comparison (HTML)
- My screens won’t reclaim easily Why? (PDF)
- My screens won’t reclaim easily Why? (HTML)
- Successful Emulsion Coating (PDF)
- Successful Emulsion Coating (HTML)
- Creating Durable Screens for Water base, Discharge and Plastisol Ink Systems
- Creating Thick Stencils for High Density, Gel, Glitter, Puff, and Suede inks using Aquasol HS
Mesh Tips and Support
Murakami covers any print need with a variety of meshes to suit your application. From special proprietary S threads for the whitest base plates you have ever seen to stainless steel trampoline screens for fine electric circuitry Murakami has the solution.
- The Power of S Mesh (PDF)
- The Power of S Mesh (HTML)
- Stretching Smartmesh on Common Stretching Devices (PDF)
- Stretching Smartmesh on Common Stretching Devices (HTML)
- Stretching S and LX Meshes (PDF)
- Stretching S and LX Meshes (HTML)
- Using S thread Meshes
- Thin Thread Technology the Key to Better Prints
- Murakami Pre-stretched Screens (PDF)
- Murakami Pre-stretched Screens (HTML)
Top Print Performance with Murakami Products
From precise dot on dot registration for the life of the print run to crisp fine details with exceptional printed edge quality Murakami products combine to increase production yields and deliver the best print possible
Pre-Press Techniques, Separation, Image Control
Photoshop has helped artists produce art that would be impossible years ago. But to print quality art you need to output great separations and film to achieve the full potential of Murakami emulsions and mesh.
- Linearization: The key to halftone imaging.
- Print Engineering – (PDF)
- Quick Simulated Process Separations and Performance Printing
- Creating Spot Color Channels in Photoshop
- How to prevent Moire
- How to separate art for 3D foiling
- Wasatch SoftRIP SP – Output the best film halftone and line work possible on an inkjet printer. Easy to use right out of the box. Ultimate control over halftone output and image density or Dmax.