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Hi, i'd really love any feedback on this issue. I'm still fairly "new" to screen printing. I'm in the middle of a 3 color job and i'm using yellow 230 mesh. This mesh i'm sure is a bit overkill for the design but it happens to be the screens i have the most of atm. The emulsion is breaking down just a bit around 20 shirts in. This happened on a previous job so I added about 30 sec to the burn time. I have an 8 bulb black light exposure unit. I'm using a hybrid emulsion and i'm doing 1/1 with the rounded edge of the coater. I'm wondering if I should do 2/2 or maybe burn them even longer. I did do a burn test on these very screens and our best results were around 4 min 15 sec. I've since upped it to about 4 min 45 sec. No slime/residue during washout. I feel I degrease them well too. I'm really stumped here and it's frustrating because i'll have to re burn one of the screens to finish this job. Also this particular job is water base ink and I use a push stroke. Once again any feedback would be awesome. Thanks in advance!