Murakami MS 20 is easy to apply and provides excellent stencils for screen printing purposes. With Murakami MS 20, you will have a better image quality, improved ink gasket, and fine details for most printing resolutions. This capillary film is mainly used for graphics, textiles, electronics and compact disc printing.
Improved RZ value on print side
Consistent stencil thickness and EOM
Excellent resolution and definition.
Screens can be prepared quickly.
Made from fast exposing Murakami SBQ Pure Photopolymer Emulsion.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR HANDLING & USE:
Murakami MS-Capillary Film is available in both rolls and custom cut sheets. MS-Film produces excellent stencils with very easy application techniques. The image quality of MS-Film improves the ink gasket and fine details for the most demanding print resolutions. Improved RZ value on print side. Consistent stencil thickness and EOM Excellent resolution and definition. Screens can be prepared quickly. Made from fast exposing Murakami SBQ Pure Photopolymer Emulsion.
Screens do not have to be dried after degreasing. Capillary films may be applied directly to the wet screen, eliminating one drying cycle. The typical finished film thickness of a capillary film applied with water is thinner and may have higher surface roughness than films adhered using the direct indirect method. Capillary method is recommended when using 20 micron or thicker films. In graphic printing applications including CD printing, printers may use 20 micron film by capillary method to resolve finer lines or halftone images on higher mesh count. It is not recommended to use 7, 10, 12 and 15 micron films with capillary method. The finished film thickness becomes too thin to resist the wear on press and could result in premature stencil breakdown.
When using Murakami MS 20 Capillary Film with a large or small screen, use a Caplicator film applicator for the best results. Cut your Murakami MS 20 Capillary Film to size, and place it on a dry, flat surface. As you roll the film, emulsion side out, leave 2 cm of Murakami MS 20 Capillary Film unrolled. Afterwards, put your Murakami MS 20 Capillary Film inside your Caplicator, spray the mesh with water and wipe off extra moisture. Then, put your rolled film to the top of the wet vertical screen and slowly unroll your Murakami MS 20 Capillary Film down the screen. This step is crucial in adhering your capillary film to the mesh. All mesh sizes should be degreased using Universal Mesh Prep prior to mounting.
If you frequently use small screens, you can put your film emulsion onto a raised pad. Then, place a dry, degreased screen on top of it, and spray water until your Murakami MS 20 Capillary Film is completely wet. Remove excess water with a squeegee.
When exposing your image, timing will always be crucial. Underexposure results in a weak stencil and reduce fading resistance. For best results with your Murakami MS 20 Capillary Film, we recommend that you start by removing the dust from the surface of the stencil. Then, tape the positive in position. Place the entire screen in a suitable vacuum frame and expose your image.
It is important to get the timing right on exposure. A underexposed image will look weak and fade away weakly. To make sure your Murakami MS 20 Capillary Film comes out perfectly, we recommend by starting by removing the dust from the surface of the stencil. Then, tape the positive in position. Place entire screen in a suitable vacuum frame and expose.
After you have finished using your Murakami MS 20 Capillary Film, and you want to wash out your screen, spray water on both sides and flood out the screen. When you have removed all excess residue, you can blot off surplus moisture. Dry at a maximum temperature of 30 °C (86 °F).
INSTRUCTIONS FOR STORAGE
Always keep your Murakami MS 20 Capillary Film in the protective packaging supplied. Make sure it is at a moderate temperature (40 to 86 °F) with 45- 60% humid, and dry. Do not store it in a damp place. That will speed up the expiry date. If left in good condition, Murakami MS 20 Capillary Film lasts for about 18 months.