Autotype Capillex 20 Capillary Film is a fantastic option for screen printers that seek consistent high quality prints, and for printing fine lines in images. Autotype Capillex 20 Capillary Filmis coated onto a 75µ (3 thou) polyester base and works well for solvent based or UV curing inks. Autotype Capillex 20 is a pre-sensitised capillary film that offers precision coating and expert adhering to your mesh with water even before the exposure period.
Perfect for fine line printing.
Works with a mesh range of 100 to 140/cm (250 to 355/inch)
Works in conjunction with electronics, graphics and industrial products
Simple to decoat.
Autotype Capillex 20 Capillary Film can be processed at a wide latitude.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR HANDLING & USE:
Do not expose this product to incandescent lights, sunlight, or fluorescent lights. In the event of exposure to these lights the Autotype Capillex 20 will be rendered useless. Always use Autotype Capillex 20 Capillary Film only under yellow safelights.
When using the Autotype Capillex 20 Capillary Film, all inks, cleaning chemicals, dirt and dust must be removed from the mesh prior to application. To get the best performance from the Autotype Capillex 20 with emulsion, it is recommended that you dry the screen following application. All meshes should be re-abraded after every 5 stencils.
Always use a Caplicator film applicator for best results. Cut your film to size, and place it on a dry, flat surface. As you roll the film, emulsion side out, leave 2 cm of Autotype Capillex 20 unrolled. Then, put your film inside the Caplicator, spray the mesh with water and wipe off any excess. Place your rolled film to the top of the wet vertical screen and slowly unroll your Autotype Capillex 20 down the screen. This will help adhere the capillary film to the screen. Autotype Capillex 20 can be used with a large or small screen.
If you intend to use the Autotype Capillex 20 Capillary Film on small screens, make sure you first place the film emulsion onto a raised pad and lay a dry, degreased screen on top of it. Spray water onto the mesh until your Autotype Capillex 20 is completely wet. Use a lightweight squeegee to remove excess water. Then, proceed to dry.
All screens can be dried with warm or cold air. Do not exceed 30 °C (86 °F) when drying the screen. It is vital to dry the screen properly for optimal results. After the support peels off, continue drying for a few minutes to ensure the film is completely dry.
Timing is everything when exposing your screen. A underexposed image will look weak and fade. To make sure your Autotype Capillex 20 Capillary Film comes out the best, it is recommended to begin 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. For best results on exposure timing, use the Autotype Exposure Calculator.
After you have finished using your Autotype Capillex 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 Autotype Capillex 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, Autotype Capillex 20 lasts for about 18 months.