Screen Printing Tips for Stencil Durability


Achieving optimal exposure is crucial for screen printing frames. Under-exposure compromises stencil durability and post-exposure has limited effectiveness.

  • Full exposure is key for durability. Under-exposure leads to stencil breakdown.
  • Post-exposure won’t salvage severely under-exposed emulsion.
  • Photopolymer emulsions benefit slightly from post-exposure but won’t match optimal durability.
  • Evaluate other factors before under-exposing for fine details.
  • Regularly check emulsion exposure time.
  • Use yellow or orange mesh for fine detail printing.

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