March '17

For the Business of Apparel Decorating

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SCREEN-MAKING EQUIPMENT 56 || P R I N T W E A R M A R C H 2 0 1 7 The ink you use during a job plays a role in the mesh selection. Glitter inks need much lower mesh counts for the glitter to pass through the screen. (Image courtesy Texsource) Screen frames are commonly made of wood or aluminum. Aluminum lasts longer, but wood costs less. (Image courtesy Commercial Screen Supply) Having a vacuum on your exposure unit prevents outside light from hitting your screen during exposure. (Image courtesy Lawson Screen & Digital Products) Scoop coat- ers allow you to coat emulsion manually. They come in single- or dual-sid- ed styles. (Image courtesy Commer- cial Screen Supply) The washout area and the inks and chemicals used in it are harmful, so op- erators are advised to wear gloves and protect their eyes. (Image courtesy Texsource) Drying cabinets dry coated screens quickly and consistently while preventing them from being exposed to UV light. (Image courtesy Lawson Screen & Digital Products)

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