Squeegee Blade Material
Do you have replaceable squeegee handles with broken down blades? Looking for high quality, chemical and abrasion resistant squeegee material to replace those worn blades? Your search has ended! RhinoTech now offers Fimor polyurethane Squeegee Blade Material.
FIMOR has developed a new polyurethane formulation to achieve performance at an attractive price. Available in a limited range of dimensions/hardness combinations, Serilor LC is the right choice for non critical applications ranging from textile to graphic printing. With the new Serilor LC, why settle for an unknown brand when you can get the quality and consistency of a leading manufacturer?
Serilor LC screen printing Squeegee Blade Material is manufactured with a centrifugation process to avoid bubbles and craters in the material and to bring optimal homogeneity to the compound, even at the core of the material and after grinding. FIMOR exclusive computer controlled casting process guarantees batch to batch consistency.
- Resistance to abrasion
- Sharpens Easy
- Sold by the Roll
- Roll size 144″
- 2″ x 3/8″ profile
- Available in 60 Duro, 70 Duro or 80 Duro
Squeegee rigidity is measured by durometer, and the higher the durometer, the harder the blade. Harder squeegee blades sheer the ink more completely, while softer squeegees leave behind a heavier ink deposit.
Squeegees in the 50 to 60 durometer range are considered soft squeegees. They’re used to leave heavy ink deposits when printing on heavy substrates, controlling fibrillation or printing with specialty inks.
The most commonly used squeegees are 70 durometer. These squeegees are considered to have a medium hardness and are used for most general screen printing jobs.
Hard or ultra-hard squeegees, 80 durometer, are used to leave a lighter ink deposit. They are ideal when printing with high mesh count screens, when printing fine detail or in printing four-color process jobs.
Technical Instruction Sheet:
Do not apply excessive pressure on squeegees as this makes your ink deposit heavy, uncontrollable and creates excessive wear. It is recommended that your squeegee slightly exceeds the printed image in size. Make certain to leave significant free space between both ends of your squeegee and the inside of your frame. Gently insert the squeegee in a machine or hand holder. Use appropriate squeegee thickness to avoid forcing the blade in the holder. If the holder construction allows for it, regularly change the printing side of the squeegee to minimize the effect of bending with speed and pressure. Rotate your squeegee: do not wait until mechanical & chemical wear permanently bends back your blade to replace it by a fresh one and allowing it to relax, flat, for up to 24 hours.
CLEANING: Remove excess of ink with a cardboard or a soft cloth. Wash blade with a cloth saturated with appropriate cleaning chemicals. Avoid the use of aggressive chemicals, in particular ink thinners. Let the squeegee rest and the chemicals evaporate before re-use or sharpening.
SHARPENING: Serilor LC squeegee blades can be sharpened by all methods commonly used in the screen printing industry. Belt grinders, Wheel sharpeners, Knife cutting machines sharpen dry squeegees only. Never allow a squeegee with solvents to be sharpened and don’t wash a hot, freshly sharpened blade with chemicals. Do not try to grind excessive material in one pass. Precision printing requires a preventive sharpening to accommodate the squeegee edge to the holder shape.
STORING / SHELF LIFE: For all medium or long term storage, blades must be kept flat, unrolled, especially prior to use. Store in a dry cool place away from any direct source of light. If the squeegee is exposed to extreme temperature and humidity conditions, its hardness characteristics may be altered