Screenworks Supply offers a complete selection of Chromaline screen printing emulsions, films, and chemical solutions. Chromaline screen print products were developed, manufactured, and are designed to help screen printers to make high quality stencils. Chromaline products can be used for a multitude of printing applications. From textiles to graphics, to electronics printing, with chromaline we have a product that will help you get the results you need.
Chromaline has a variety of film and emulsion products, each providing unique benefits for your printing applications.
Direct emulsions make durable stencils because both the upper and lower surfaces of the screen are coated. However, the emulsion conforms to the mesh as it shrinks during drying, producing an uneven surface. This is one reason multiple coatings are used finishing on the print side of the screen. Films routinely deliver better print quality than emulsions.
Capillary and Indirect Films:
With films, the flatness on the lower surface (print side) of the screen assures excellent print fidelity. However, indirect films have only adequate durability because the upper surface of the mesh is not coated. Capillary films are more durable than indirect films because they penetrate and adhere deeply into the mesh.
Direct / Indirect Films:
Direct / Indirect is a hybrid technology combining the best features of each stencil making technique. The Direct / Indirect system gives excellent durability because the mesh is totally encapsulated as with the direct emulsion method. The film, bonded to the print surface of the mesh by emulsion, keeps the print surface flat for excellent print fedelity, like capillary and indirect film methods.