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« on: May 30, 2009 10:02:01 PM »

Hello all.

I'm interested in silkscreening for the first time. I've bought a screen and the paint, and am looking around for the photo emulsion. I found a shop on ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/1-Kg-Silk-Screen-Printing-Plate-Maker-Photo-Emulsion_W0QQitemZ280342705840QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item4145ba36b0&_trksid=p3286.m20.l1116 that sells it and am thinking of getting it. However, I'm not sure if the photo emulsion + sensitizer mixture is all I need, or is it imperative for me to get a the emulsion remover and coating as well?

I've read that a water hose is enough to wash out the photo emulsion, but as I'm new to this I have not much of an idea. I've tried Googling, though, but cannot seem to locate the information that I need.

I'd appreciate any help and tips on this!

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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2009 10:03:36 AM »

I'm not certain myself, as I've only done screenprinting a couple times, and follow directions closely each time. The folks to ask would likely be those over at the "image reproduction" setcion of the craftster forums. Someone there is sure to know!
Sorry I can't be more helpful, though.
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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2009 01:11:36 PM »


Unless you want the screen to be permanent you need to buy a remover. In my experience water does not remove the light set emulsion.

« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2009 10:48:55 AM »

Definately buy photo emulsion remover. The ink will wash out of the screen with a water hose but the emulsion is difficult to remove and if you don't remove it within a day or so it will permanently set in your screen. I found that putting the remover onto the screen and then scrubbing the screen with a soft toothbrush removed it quite quickly and used less water. Hope that helps.
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2009 09:39:49 PM »

You can leave emulsion on indefinitely, it doesn't become permanent - just harder to remove. A hose is good enough to remove fresh emulsion (if you're using remover) but if it's been on longer than a few days you'll probably need a pressure washer to help get it out. If you don't have one you can go to a coin operated car wash.

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