What’s up screen printers! Many of you may have some down time due to the current pandemic we are all experiencing. What better way to spend your extra time than with a helpful DIY project to keep you busy and save you some money!
One of our most frequently asked questions is how long to expose emulsion. Now we know how frustrating this can be if you are just joining the screen printing world and do not have any proper equipment.
We have some good news for you guys! We have an affordable and easy to build solution for you guys to get consistent exposure times and well exposed screens. This DIY exposure lamp will keep your bank accounts happy and keep you from getting those constant headaches from that repeated trial and error.
Things you will need:
- 500w flood lamp (check your local hardware store shouldn't be more than $20)
- 2 x 4 - 24 inches wood (QTY: 2) *pine wood is the easiest to work with
- 2 x 4 - 20 inches wood (QTY: 1)
- 2 x 4 - 18 inches wood (QTY: 1)
- 2 x 4 - 10 inches wood (QTY: 1)
- 2 1/2 inch general purpose screws (QTY: 11)
Tools for the project
- Table or hand saw (home depot cut them for free if you don't own a saw)
- Power drill
- Measuring Tape
Here is an extremely helpful link
This DIY exposure lamp will keep your bank accounts happy and keep you from getting those constant headaches from that repeated trial and error.
You can thank us later just go keep yourself busy and remember if you have any questions what so ever regarding screen printing feel free to reach out to us via social media or drop a comment below on this blog!