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Photo Emulsion (used with the accompanying Diazo Sensitizer) is a light-sensitive emulsion used to burn stencils directly into a silk screen for photo imaging. It is the staple emulsion for making screens with photos, lettering, logos or detailed images. Jacquard’s Photo Emulsion is super durable, allowing for superior detail, and is easily reclaimed from the screen using diluted bleach.
- Click here for a short video showing how to prepare a screen for screen printing!
|8 fl oz/0.24 L||(Item JSI2130) pictured|
|16 fl oz/0.47 L||(Item JSI3130)|
Fill Diazo Sensitizer bottle half full with water. Replace cap and shake well. Add to Photo Emulsion and stir thoroughly. Replace lid on Photo Emulsion and let sit for 1-2 hours. Coat screen and let dry. Keep screen away from all light before exposing. Store Photo Emulsion in cool dark place.
CAUTION! Use with ventilation. Do not get in eyes or on skin. Wear protective gloves. Not intended for use by children.
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SCREEN PRINTING EXPOSURE CHART (general guidelines)
|Light Source||Distance from Screen||Exposure Time|
|200 watt incandescent||24"/60.96 cm||22-25 minutes|
|150 watt incandescent||24"/60.96 cm||30-33 minutes|
|100 watt indoor flood||18"/45.72 cm||50-55 minutes|
|60 watt indoor fluorescent||18"/45.72 cm||45-48 minutes|