For a lot of us screen printers (hobbyist, small shop etc.) a quart of emulsion can go a long way. Now we all know that emulsion is one of those products that needs to be used or you will eventually have to dispose of it.
For the screen printers that coat a screen every now and then, pay attention because this one is for you. If you won’t be using your emulsion for a while throw it in your fridge, this will pretty much put it in hibernation mode and will help preserve itself until its ready to be used again. When you are ready to coat screens again, take it out and let acclimate itself to the room temperature before you try to coat your screen. This will extend your emulsions life compared to leaving it on the shelf in a shop with temperatures that are constantly changing.
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So this one definitely goes out to all the noobs and so-called screen printing know it all’s.
When printing plastisol ink it’s obvious you are going to get a thicker deposit of ink on the shirt. That should be expected when printing plastisol compared to water based inks.
This is one that literally gets asked all the time! What is my exposure time with this emulsion and this light? How long should I expose this emulsion? Why wont my light work for exposing? Or the funniest one is "this is crap" "your emulsion sucks, I'm going to leave a bad review"