by Schilling Inc.
| Friday, March 13, 2015 |
Originally printed in Ceramic Industries magazine March issue.
Written By: Pat Sabo
R&D/Tech Support, Schilling Inc.
A quality print can only be produced by using a quality
fabricated screen. In this article we
will present information in three key areas, the environment, the components
and the processes. By focusing efforts
in these three areas, quality screens can be made consistently and repeatedly.
environment has the single largest impact on a screen’s finished quality. The
biggest issue is contamination (dirt, debris, etc.). It will compromise the integrity of the glue,
the emulsion and even distort or alter the artwork being imaged on the screen. The screen needs to be produced in a temperature
& humidity controlled environment. Temperatures
that are too cold, too hot or are constantly varying, will affect everything
from mesh tension, glue and emulsion integrity.
This creates the possibility of decreased performance, durability and
longevity of a screen. Taking basic
steps such as keeping doors closed, walling off dirty process, sticky mats and
a well running...
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