PLUS 6000

Diazo sensitised, water & plastisol resistant screen printing emulsion for textile printing.

PLUS 6000

PLUS 6000 is a purple, high quality, high solids garment emulsion that is supplied with a diazo powder sensitiser.

Features

  • The light purple colour of PLUS 6000 gives good contrast and excellent see through for sight registration. The high (44%) solids are perfect for medium/coarse meshes. PLUS 6000 has very good resistance to water based and Plastisol inks and yet is decoatable after printing. PLUS 6000 also uses direct addition diazo.

Benefits

  • Easy to use, high quality, tough yet decoatable emulsion for garment printing. For even tougher stencils use with WR Hardener A, please note that after hardening the stencil is very difficult to decoat.

Applications

  • PLUS 6000 is particularly recommended for textile applications where high print durability, good build and print quality on coarse meshes, and decoating after printing is required.

Additional Information

WORKING INSTRUCTIONS & SAFE HANDLING

Sensitising of Emulsion

Note:  New ‘direct addition’ of Diazo

Handle PLUS 6000 under yellow fluorescent tubes or low wattage Tungsten light.  PLUS 6000 is supplied as a two pack kit comprising the emulsion and powder sensitiser in a sachet.

  1. Prior to sensitising read the Safety Data Sheet.  Mix the two components as follows:
  2. Cut the powder diazo sachet open using a pair of scissors (DO NOT OPEN WITH TEETH).
  3. Add the powder diazo sensitiser DIRECTLY to the emulsion.(DO NOT DISSOLVE THE SENSITISER IN WATER OR ADD ADDITIONAL WATER TO THE EMULSION).
  4. Stir thoroughly for approximately 2-3 minutes to ensure emulsion is sensitised throughout. Allow the emulsion to de-gas for 15 minutes before use.

 Mesh Preparation

 Unused polyester         Autoprep Gel and Universal Mesh Prep or Auto Degreaser Concentrate

 Used polyester             Universal Mesh Prep or Auto Degreaser Concentrate

 Stainless Steel              Universal Mesh Prep or Auto Degreaser Concentrate

For more information on mesh preparation, follow this link: How to Guide – Mesh preparation for PLUS emulsions

 Coating & Drying

 Stand the screen on edge, angled away from the operator and, using a good quality coating trough, proceed as follows:

  1. Apply 2 coats to the print of the screen.
  2. Apply 2 coats to squeegee side.
  3. The screen should be dried horizontally, squeegee side up and stored under dark or yellow light conditions.  Dry the screen at a maximum temperature of 30°C (86°F).
  4. Additional coatings may be applied to the underside of the screen with intermediate drying.

For more information on coating, follow this link: How to Guide – Coating PLUS emulsions

 Exposure

CORRECT EXPOSURE IS ESSENTIAL FOR OPTIMUM STENCIL PERFORMANCE.  UNDEREXPOSURE WILL GIVE A WEAK STENCIL AND REDUCE RESISTANCE.

Remove dust from the surface of the stencil and tape positive in position.  Place entire screen in a suitable vacuum frame and expose.  We recommend use of the Autotype Exposure Calculator for test exposures to ascertain correct timing.  Exposure times below should be used as a guide:-

Exposure Time (minutes)*

 

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2kw metal halide 120 cm                      
3kw metal halide 120 cm                      
5kw metal halide 120 cm                      
UV fluorescent tubes 10 cm                      

 

*           Based on 2+2 coating on 90/cm (230/inch) dyed monofilament polyester mesh.

For more information on exposure, follow this link: How to Guide – Exposing PLUS emulsions

Washout & Drying

Wash out the screen from both sides with a strong spray of water.  Continue the washout until all parts of the image appear clean and sharp.  Blot off surplus moisture with newsprint or a leather and dry at a maximum temperature of 30°C (86°F).

Spot out blemishes with sensitised emulsion.

Stencil Removal

Remove ink from the screen, with Autosolve screen cleaner.  Apply Autostrip to both sides of the screen.  Leave standing for 5 minutes.  The stencil can then be removed with a strong water jet or high pressure stripper.  If a stain or ghost image still remains, use Autokleen Plus.

For more information on decoating, follow this link: How to Guide – Decoating PLUS emulsions

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