I have been in the Biz for 20 years this August. We have 25-30 employees depending on the time of year. Our screen room is usually swamped so I get to see and hear alot of methods and opinions regarding both Direct emulsion and Capillary techniques.rustwerx said:Just curious if anyone here is using Capillary film for their screens instead of coating with liquid emulsion. Heard alot of good things about it in terms of consistancy and low-mess.
We burn and reclaim about 40 screens daily. Cap film in both terms of cost and time applying is way more expensive than liquid emulsions. learning to get a good coat is not that hard, just takes a little time and practice. I can coat a frame in about 20 seconds. Drying a freshly coated frame in our dark room takes about 5 min.I would disagree that Capillary film is "WAY more" expensive. It may be a couple dollars more per screen. For a $300 order, $4-$6 is not much in the grand scheme of things.
Yeah, I can understand that. I would take some time to try to figure out liquid if I were in a hi-volume shop. I probably will try it again at some point when I have a lull in business.CAP film is good I just do not believe it is cost effective in a fast paced production environment. Again we do use cap film for all our specialty ink prints.
Just curious if anyone here is using Capillary film for their screens instead of coating with liquid emulsion. Heard alot of good things about it in terms of consistancy and low-mess.