Autotype Capillex 20 Capillary Filmis a photo stencil film made for fine line printing. Autotype Capillex 20 Capillary Film gives a low and controlled stencil profile, and has a mesh range of 62-100 cm. It is good for print reproduction because of its low profile and optimized Rz. Often, when trying to get a high definition print on coarse mesh, you may experience thick edge effects, Autotype Capillex 20 Capillary Film will minimize this effect.
Autotype Capillex 20 Capillary Film can be processed at a wide latitude.
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.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR HANDLING & USE:
For best results, use Autotype Capillex 20 Capillary Film only under yellow safelights. Light sources like sunlight, fluorescent and incandescent lights will all damage the product.
Before you begin using your Autotype Capillex 20 Capillary Film, you must clean your screen of any cleaning chemistry, residual inks or dirt and dust. New, synthetic, monofilament meshes should be abraded with Autoprep gel before use. Previously used meshes should be re-abraded every 5 stencils.
When using Autotype Capillex 20 Capillary Film with a large or small screen, 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 20 Capillary Film 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 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 Autotype Capillex 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 Autotype Capillex 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 Autotype Capillex 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. 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 Capillary Film lasts for about 18 months.