Screen Printing - December 2013/January 2014 - (Page 2)
december 2012 / january 2013
Volume 104 / Number 6
ben P rosenfield
Kelly n. Kofron
Interim Art Director
mark coudray, rick davis,
Tim Greene, andy macdougall,
rick mandel, Thomas Trimingham
Sorting Out Squeegee Sharpeners
avoiding Screen damage
managing Frame and mesh Selection
Preventing and removing Haze
controlling dot Gain on Garments
regulating Substrate Static and Surface energy
Screen Printing metallic Inks
a Look at Film and Liquid Laminators
The squeegee sharpener is the tool that screen printers use to restore
the squeegee blade's edge so the squeegee can be brought back to action.
The leading causes of screen damage are poor tensioning practices,
lack of instruments tools and properly maintained tensioning devices,
and poorly prepared frames.
The frame is a major tool in the production process, and the screen
determines the maximum quality production speed and, ultimately, profitability.
The first thing we think about when discussing ghost images is a stain
of the printed image that remains in the mesh after reclaiming.
Decorating textiles means working with surfaces that are 65-90% solid,
which leaves a 10-35% chance of missing a printable surface.
Business Development Managers
Lou arneberg - east and midwest uS,
eastern canada, europe
ben Stauss - West and South uS,
Western canada, asia
andy anderson, jeff arbogast,
albert basse III, reynold bookman,
bob chambers, don curtis,
dean demarco, michael emrich,
craig Furst, david Gintzler,
ryan moor, bob roberts,
jon Weber, andy Wood
Editorial Advisory Board
Ink adhesion and print quality on plastic films can suffer when ink doesn't
properly wet, or make maximum contact with, the substrate's surface.
Find out how these specialty inks are formulated and how to work
with them effectively on press.
If you don't already own a laminator, you might be missing out
on opportunities to expand your capabilities and customer base.
Chairman of the Board
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