Xenon EDGE Dual Cure Emulsion
Xenon EDGE dual cure emulsion is a durable, quick exposing emulsion for use with Plastisol inks. Pink-to-red in color, it offers excellent durability and image due to its high solids makeup. It coats smoothly and evenly with pinhole-free coverage, sharp edges, and excellent resolution. This emulsion should only be handled in yellow light. No Diazo is needed. Good solvent resistance for most press washes. Shelf life is over one year.
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.