Do you guys put one on the print side, then flip it over and put one the squeegee side too?
Im thinking that if you only did one side, you only use half as much emulsion.
Im experimenting right now with it. Interested to see the results.
It is best practice to put 1 coat on the print side then flip the screen put 2 coats on squeeege side then flip again and scrap up with edge of trough to remove exess.
Then dry the screen horizontal with print side facing down. This lets the emulsion settle on the print side giving you a nice biuld which will give you a good sharp deposit.
I do one and one, then scrape excess from the front. Since I'm still new I occasionally screw up (i.e. uneven coat), in which case I generally just give it a few extra coats/scrapes until it's visually even. I always thought coating both sides made sense, as I could see how it would allow the emulsion to get a better bond to the mesh.
I don't think you really would use half the emulsion if you coated one side only, as you scrape off the excess anyway.
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