Part 5 in the RhinoTech video series targets the tips and method on how to remove the stencil from the screen frame after printing is completed, so that you gain a new-looking screen frame in its place.
TOOLS for SUCCESSFUL EMULSION REMOVAL PROCESS
ERG8550L that is a ready-to-use Emulsion Remover. It rapidly removes emulsion and capillary film from screens, offers excellent freeze/thaw characteristics and is ideal for use in all climates.
A RhinoCleanWashout Booth that is available in a variety of standard sizes. Its compact, space saving design and durable construction in Polypro continues to be the foremost choice for screen printers.
The RS1500APressure Washer that features a 26” hose, adjustable PSI from 250 – 1500 PSI, an adjustable nozzle, 110V and ground fault plug. It weighs just 60 lbs. in a very compact form and is a powerhouse of a system that just keeps on working year after year after year.
Apply ERG8550L to scrubber and scrub on both sides of screen.
As you notice in the video, once applied, the stencil begins to break down almost immediately.
After scrubbing, let the product sit for 1 – 2 minutes. Now, power wash (we use the RS1500A).
In a smooth motion, sweep pressure washer back and forth across the screen and experience the excitement of a new-looking screen frame coming into view!
Let screen dry. And, then you’re ready to reuse. It’s that simple.
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Emulsion is a light sensitive liquid product that is coated onto a screen frame to create a stencil (required in order to create an image to print). Emulsion hardens where light hits (exposes) it and then washes away where light doesn’t hit it leaving the desired image to be printed on the screen frame.
Emulsion Remover is required to “reclaim” a screen; so that the stencil (emulsion) can be removed from the screen making it able to be used again and again. There are emulsion removers on the market including biodegradable ones that are water soluble, non-toxic and work quickly on most emulsions. Some are concentrates that are mixed with water while others are ready-to-use.
RhinoSol 600 is just one example of an emulsion remover that is a dual cure photo emulsion intended for use with most using plastisol, water based and discharge inks. It uses a powder sensitizer that, when used in conjunction with this high solids emulsion, offers excellent durability during printing. Make sure to have the emulsion completely dried for best results.
Wishing you the best of results!