i forgot to add that generally you tape BEFORE you coat the screen so you don't get it into the cracks where holes will form.Yogurt said:Oh ok so you are covering the places that did not get emulsion on. Is there a reason you dont coat the whole thing with emulsion?
The scoop coater would scrape along the edges of the frame, interfering with getting a nice even coat of emulsion onto the mesh. Plus it wouldn't be physically possible when coating the inside of the screen.Yogurt said:Is there a reason you dont coat the whole thing with emulsion?
hmm, i've never had a problem with masking tape... but we take it off right away. we've actually had problems with goo balls when we used "real" printing tape. go figure...Fluid said:Masking tape is not the best tape to use. It will soak up all the oil in the plasticols cuasing issues with the ink. We use clear packing tape (mid priced range). easy to use, clean up is quick and the cost is minimal. The cheap clear tape will leave glue residue on the screens making cleaning a pain.
We use masking tape for pinholes as its easier to rip into small sizes.
The clear should be cheaper than masking tape thus saving you some $$$$$$.
A penny saved is a penny earned
havent had any issues at all. Just need to try out a couple varieties of clear tape to find the right one.when you use packing tape- doesn't it take a little of the stencil with it when you take it off? seems like it would be super super sticky and unforgiving.
I use standard brown packing tape and have never had that problem.zagadka said:when you use packing tape- doesn't it take a little of the stencil with it when you take it off? seems like it would be super super sticky and unforgiving.