Texsource Tex-Blue Photopolymer Emulsion
Texsource Tex-Blue is a ready-to-use, ultrafast-exposing SBQ-photopolymer emulsion with high solvent resistance. TEX-BLUE is formulated for imprinted sportswear printers with weak light sources to shorten stencil-making time (coating, drying, and exposure). Its 43% solids content helps create a thick build per coat, reducing the number of coats and drying time.
TEX-BLUE is highly resistant to most washup solvents and solvent-based inks, making it very easy to reclaim, either in automatic stencil removal equipment or by hand. Stencils made with TEX-BLUE are extremely wear resistant and will not become tacky under high humidity conditions.
Features and Benefits
- Dyed blue
- One-part pure photopolymer emulsion with universal ink resistance.
- Exposes approximately 8x faster than typical two-part emulsion
- 45% solids
- High viscosity easily coats all mesh counts
- Easy to reclaim
- Can be used with solvent based, UV and water based inks, without using diazo.
- Can be used with Diazo 11 when extra sharpness or high resolution is required*
Emulsion Exposure Differences
Proper screen exposure must take many factors into account – the emulsion type, coating thickness, exposure unit, etc. As a general guideline for the different emulsion types (diazo, dual cure, and photopolymer) use these times as a reference.
Photopolymer – These are typically the fastest exposing emulsions, with many exposing correctly from 30-50 seconds. The shortest times can be seen when using a newer LED-type exposure unit.
Dual Cure – If you have established a good exposure time with photopolymer emulsions, you can typically add 90 seconds (1.5 minutes) to that time for most dual cure emulsions.
Diazo - If you have established a good exposure time with photopolymer emulsions, you can typically add 210 seconds (3.5 minutes) to that time for most diazo emulsions.These times will depend heavily on your exposure unit and should only be considered as a starting point.