Autotype Capillex CP is a precision coated, pre-sensitised capillary photo stencil film. It is perfect for printing on optical media and high quality four color graphics due to being specifically formulated for ultra fine haltones and line printing. Autotype Capillex CP is also extremely durable and can even be coated onto a 75µ (3 thou) polyester base.
Autotype Capillex CP is best known for its controlled stencil profile and ability to be used over a wide mesh range (From 120/cm or 305/inch and finer). Autotype Capillex CP can be used with conventional UV and solvent based inks.
Autotype Capillex CP is a green capillary photostencil film.
Able to minimize ink usage through low ink build.
Able to create superb dot reproduction through low Rz and high resolution.
Autotype Capillex CP quickly exposes, is easy to wash out, extremely durable and has a low stencil profile.
Autotype Capillex CP Capillary is able to reduce skipping, stacking and can be used with both UV and solvent based inks.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR HANDLING & USE.
Make sure to use Autotype Capillex CP only under yellow safelights. Any exposure to the sun, fluorescent lights and/or incandescents will cause damage to the product.
To ensure a smooth application for your Autotype Capillex CP, we always recommend that you start by cleaning your mesh. Ideally, you should remove leftover residual ink or emulsion. Before you begin coating your mesh and using your Autotype Capillex CP, you must dry the screen. Remember that used meshes should be re-abraded after every 5 stencils.
When using Autotype Capillex CP with a large or small screen, try to use a Caplicator film applicator for the best results. Cut your Autotype Capillex CP to size, and place it on a dry, flat surface. As you roll the film, emulsion side out, leave 2 cm of Autotype Capillex CP unrolled. Afterwards, put your Autotype Capillex CP 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 Autotype Capillex CP down the screen. This step is crucial in adhering your capillary film to the mesh.
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 Autotype Capillex CP is completely wet. Remove excess water with a squeegee.
The screen can be dried with cold or warm air, maximum 30 °C (86 °F). Always make sure to dry the screen for the best results possible. When the support is done peeling off, continue drying for a few minutes to ensure the film is completely dry.
When exposing your image, timing will always be crucial. If an image is underexposed, it will look weak and fade away quickly. For best results with your Autotype Capillex CP, 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. If you want to learn about ideal exposure times, try using an Autotype Exposure Calculator.
To wash out your screen, gently spray both sides of your screen with lukewarm water. Wait a few seconds for the emulsion to soften. Once the print side has been fully opened, rinse both sides and dry. For drying, it is best if you use a cabinet and/or fan.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR STORAGE:
Always make sure to store your Autotype Capillex CP in a cool and dry area. Keep your capillary film in the protective packaging supplied and kept as close to ideal conditions as possible. Ideal conditions include:
45- 60% humidity
5 to 20 °C (40 to 86 °F)
On average, under these ideal conditions, the shelf life is 18 months.