If you are using QTX your emulsion may be going on thick because it has expired. We recently had to throw out a few gallons due to the emulsion going bad before the shelf life was up. When we coated, it went on super thick 1x1 and blew out as well. If you are only doing plastisol switch to SBQ orange. Its got ridiculous shelf life and great liqiudy viscosity.
It does look like someone is using an 18" coater on a 20" frame though.
You need to make sure you use a 16" scoop coater if youre doing manual screens 18" for auto, If you've only got an 18" try turning the screen and coating horzonitally instead of vertically.