OPTIMA Duo Cure Emulsion
General industrial and display graphics, compact disc, half-tone printing.
- Dual-cure direct emulsion for printing UV cured, plastisol and solvent-based inks.
- Excellent print definition on any mesh.
- Upon drying, stencils lack the tackiness typical of dual-cure emulsion 42% solids content.
- 42% solids content
- Very high solids content makes it suitable for a wide range of mesh counts
- Low friction stencil surface for improved durability when used with abrasive inks
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Handle under yellow safelight or low wattage tungsten lights. Avoid exposure to daylight, quartz/halogen lamps, cool white fluorescent lamps or discharge lamps.
Sensitizing & Mixing
Prepare Diazo as per instructions on the bottle. Add
the entire contents to the emulsion and mix thoroughly until a smooth consistency is obtained. Write the date of sensitizing on the label and then cover sensitized emulsion and let stand for a few hours to enable air bubbles to escape. Store sensitized emulsion in cool conditions and use within one month for best results.
Mesh Preparation & Degreasing
Degrease and abrade new mesh with SaatiChem Direct Prep 1 in order to optimize stencil adhesion; dry screen and store in a dust free, dry environment prior to coating. For further applications, thoroughly degrease mesh prior to use with SaatiChem Direct Prep 2.
Using a high quality scoop coater or coating trough, apply one or two coats to the substrate side of the screen, followed by one or two coats on the squeegee side. For a thicker stencil, apply additional coats to the squeegee side prior to drying. For a higher quality stencil with a minimal increase in stencil thickness, apply one or two additional coats to the substrate side of the screen after the initial coats have dried.
Drying & Storage
Thoroughly dry the coated screen at a maximum temperature of 104° F (40° C) in a dust free, dark or yellow light area, with the substrate side facing down to optimize stencil quality. Coated screens should be stored in a dust free, dry, safe light environment.
When sealed in the original container and stored in cool conditions, SaatiChem products will maintain their original properties for one year from the date of production.