To Coat a Screen Frame takes a bit of finesse that is easily learned. This video step-by-step will show you the ropes and help you easily and quickly learn the steps to handling a scoop coater during the process of coating a screen frame.
THESE ARE THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO EASILY COAT A SCREEN:
- Screen Printing Frame
- RhinoSol 500 Dual Cure Emulsion + Sensitizer
- Add sensitizer to the emulsion and then let stand so bubbles will disappear.
- Scoop Coater has a rounded and sharp side and an angle piece that enables you to tip and rock and shear in one smooth motion.
Generally, you’ll be working with this in a light safe environment. For demo purposes, Greg is working a bit more quickly so he can move to a light safe area to let the screen dry.
THESE ARE THE STEPS ON HOW-TO COAT A SCREEN FRAME:
To begin, pour emulsion into a scoop coater without over-filling and then begin to coat the non-squeegee side of the screen frame.
The reason that it’s important to start on the non-squeegee side of the frame is that you want to have the build-up on the bottom or non-squeegee side of the frame.
Move scoop coater straight up the frame and then shear off at the top. REPEAT.
Next, turn the screen around and coat the squeegee side. REPEAT.
Place frame in a horizontal position in a light safe drying rack to dry.
Once dry, the next phase will be to expose the screen. And, that will be Part 2 in the series, EXPOSING AND DEVELOPING SCREENS 101A.