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I just got a 1500 psi water pressure sprayer at Lowes for $100. It's one of the yellow ones. The same brand that many of the screen printing companies are selling as their economy model for $125 and up. This one may even be more powerful. I think most of the ones I've seen in screen printing catalogs were actually less than 1500 in that price range.

I've been reclaiming and reburning my screens to try different things and I was getting slivers of leftover emulsion that required massive scrubbing and they still didn't come out 100%, then they'd show up faintly in the next print. I got some soy-based "eviro-haze" and that would not even get them off.

This seems to do the trick. I just hosed two screens with a bunch of leftover emulsion bits and slivers at full blast and it worked. Didn't even spray them with anything first.
 

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I don't plan to open a screen printing shop. This is just for small time use. Hopefully, once I get good at making screen and figuring out what mesh counts, exposure times, and thickness I want for everything, I will be doing very little reclaiming.

Kyle, the only problem is, that if you use those things a lot- or at all, they will burn up after a while. Just search the old posts on pressure washers. I have gone through 4 Karchers in less than 2 years.
We just got a 2500psi gas washer and used it ALL day today to clean and reclaim about 25 screens- dont ask me why they took all day, but.....
The electric ones are good to start out with, but you get tired of buying new ones.
 
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