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Old October 6th, 2010 Oct 6, 2010 6:41:21 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default Vellum Vs Acetate

I usually expose with acetate and rarely have any trouble but I just bought some vellum sheets as they're less than half the price of acetate.

I was wondering how they differ. I gather I'm going to have to expose for longer than I usually do, right?

I coat my screens with one coat on one side of the screen and expose with acetate from a halogen flood light for 8 minutes.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 
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Default Re: Vellum Vs Acetate

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I usually expose with acetate and rarely have any trouble but I just bought some vellum sheets as they're less than half the price of acetate.

I was wondering how they differ. I gather I'm going to have to expose for longer than I usually do, right?

I coat my screens with one coat on one side of the screen and expose with acetate from a halogen flood light for 8 minutes.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
jjjester, thats about it I think, a few seconds longer with the exposure. Do a "step wedge" exposure to pin the time down.

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Default Re: Vellum Vs Acetate

Acetate is usually for inkjets, vellum for laserprinters.
Acetate has a higher uv density so has a higher exposure latitude, vellum can be more critical during exposure.
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Default Re: Vellum Vs Acetate

It will be an inkjet printer I'll be using so do you think it will be ok?

Sorry Dave, but what do you mean it can be more critical?

Thanks for any help!
 
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Default Re: Vellum Vs Acetate

It means vellum has a higher chance to go wrong.
 






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