Photo Emulsion

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.

8 fl oz/0.24 L Item JSI2130
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.

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 cmr 45-48 minutes
Sunlight 10-30 seconds