Chromaline Chroma/Tech PL is designed specifically for plastisol-based inks. It is known for its high level of reclaimability, solids content, and mesh bridging. Chromaline Chroma/Tech PL is ideal for textile printers that utilize direct emulsions. This will result in faste screen turnaround without losing image quality.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR HANDLING & USE
Chromaline Chroma/Tech PL should only be handled under yellow safelights. For your safety, avoid contact with the skin or eyes.
Chromaline Chroma/Tech PL comes pre-sensitized. You will not need to add a sensitizer.
Always make sure to clean your mesh prior to applying any emulsion. Particularly make sure to get rid of all leftover cleaning chemistry, residual inks or dirt and dust. If you want exceptional results, use our ChromaClean and lay down to dry.
After you’ve prepared your mesh, take a pail and cover the print side with your emulsion. Make sure that your tool is both clean and smooth enough to ensure an even coating. And when you’ve put it down, make sure to cover it. After you’ve coated the print side, rotate the frame 180 degrees and coat the squeegee side.
You may want to apply more than one coat here or also to coat the print side again if your stencil is thicker. Whatever you do, keep in mind that Chroma/ Tech PL is about the same as four coats of typical iazo based wet on wet. Always make sure to dry in between coats. Also, during the process, always return any unused emulsion from the pail to the bucket as quickly as possible. The emulsion tries very quickly so leaving it alone will cause it to “skin over.”
In order for the Chromaline Chroma/Tech PL Direct to properly dry, keep it in horizontal position, print side down. Make sure your space is clean, cool, and light-safe. Ideal drying conditions include
Place emulsion side of photopositive content in contact with print side of screen. Recommended exposure times were set for a 5KW unit at 40" from the frame.
1x1 coating technique: 110 Yellow Polyester Monofilament Mesh: Round Coater Edge: 30 sec.
1x2 coating technique: 110 Yellow Polyester Monofilament Mesh: Round Coater Edge: 40 sec.
1x3 coating technique: 110 Yellow Polyester Monofilament Mesh: Round Coater Edge: 50 sec.
1x1 coating technique: 230 Yellow Polyester Monofilament Mesh: Round Coater Edge: 20 sec.
1x2 coating technique: 230 Yellow Polyester Monofilament Mesh: Round Coater Edge: 25 sec.
1x3 coating technique: 230 Yellow Polyester Monofilament Mesh: Round Coater Edge: 50 sec.
1x1 coating technique: 390 Yellow Polyester Monofilament Mesh: Round Coater Edge: 15 sec.
1x2 coating technique: 390 Yellow Polyester Monofilament Mesh: Round Coater Edge: 20 sec.
1x3 coating technique: 390 Yellow Polyester Monofilament Mesh: Round Coater Edge: 25 sec.
When it’s time to washout your screen, gently spray both sides with tepid water. Wait a few seconds for the Chromaline Chroma/Tech PL Direct to soften the image and then wash the print side out. Once the image is open, you can rinse both sides thoroughly. Dry the screen. For best results, we recommend you use a drying cabinet and/or electric fans. Then, to develop your emulsion, take a pressure washer and fan spray it.
To reclaim your image, start by applying Chroma/Strip or a screen reclaimer of your choice to both sides of screen. Then, use a stiff nylon brush to scrub the reclaimed part. Make sure the entire surface is wet and let it sit for a few moments. After the stencil has dissolved, remove its residue with pressured water. When that is done, use water to thoroughly rinse the entire screen and frame.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR STORAGE:
Your Chromaline Chroma/Tech PL Direct is not thaw stable, so make sure you take care to not freeze it. Ideally, you should leave it left at room temperature (60-80°F). Under these conditions, your emulsion should last about 24 months.
Extending the Life of Your Emulsion
Keep the lid tightly on your emulsion to avoid air or light leaks. Light, air, and other particles can contaminate your Chromaline Chroma/Tech PL Direct.
It is important to stir your emulsion everytime since the contents may have settled.
Keep your Chromaline Chroma/Tech PL Direct in a cool area. Heat, humidity, and the elements can make your emulsion break down and speed up the expiration date.
Use a marker to note every time you have used your emulsion. Write it on the bucket so you won’t forget it.