Q – Important points about screen making room?
- First of all you need proper screen making room with yellow safe lights
- Do not allow outside footwear in the room
- Do not keep any windows in the screen making room
- Avoid outside light to enter in screen making room
- Screens should not be made in dusty open area with bright daylight
- Maintain room temperature around 20℃ to 23℃
- Maintain consistent humidity around 55 to max 60 RH
- Clean flooring with vacuum cleaner twice a day
- Use anti-static clothes in the screen making room
- Use anti-static gloves where ever possible plus to avoid contact of hand/fingers on screen mesh
- Use anti-static brush or anti-static soft cloth to clean your positives and screens before coating emulsions
- Use high quality emulsion coating trough
- Use double door system to enter in screen making department to avoid outside lights
- Do not wash screens inside the screen making room
- Screen washing should be outside the screen making room but just adjoining to avoid hardening on unexposed areas
- Screen washing should also be under yellow lights
- Only keep Exposing Machine, Emulsion Coating Machine or Manual Coaters & Screen Dryers in the room.
- Positive storage, artwork, designing etc. should not be in the screen making room
- Do not have overhead fans in the screen making room to avoid dust particle circulation
- Keep machines, tables etc 2 feet aways from the walls so that cleaning of dust within the room becomes easy
Pictures shown below are of our screen making department at DMI… Each room has proper safe yellow lights, no windows and fully air-conditioned with clean flooring.
I will soon post different layouts of a typical screen making department and how should be the optimum area required for easy movement of screen frames.
Always remember screen is the heart of printing, good quality screen delivers good quality prints. But to achieve good quality screens you also need modern & high class screen making department. That’s the most essential.
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I am proud to say that nobody in our screen printing industry have ever tried to highlight the achievements of women in printing, as much as we do through our Grafica News India magazine.
This issue features Women who are into teaching print technology, women entrepreneurs, women who have joined their family business after marriage, and women who work in printing presses while back home they take care of their families.
So, on the occasion of International Women’s Day celebrations on 8th March, I admire and salute all Women Entrepreneurs; women working in printing, for their courage.
I would appreciate your comments on this issue.
After lots of feedback from GRAFICA customers and DMI workshop participants requesting me to post technical tips on screen printing on my blog ( www.bhargav.com ) related to Graphics, Industrial, Textile, Value Addition and many other areas where screen printing play a vital role.
So today, I am please to announce that after several years of my research & development in screen printing I shall soon be posting short Technical Tips, Q&A, Videos & Visual related to screen making, screen printing, UV/solvent inks & varnishes, screen emulsions and chemicals, drying and curing, ideas and concepts on special effects, production & productivity improvement tips and much more…
If you do not want to miss any of my technical tips then on the right side of my blog you will see “Email Subscription Form” where you can enter your email id and click on “Sign me up!” to receive automatic alerts in your Inbox regularly. (Refer to the image given below)
If you also wish to receive technical updates, DMI Workshop & Seminars Schedule and other technical information related to screen printing then send us an SMS form your mobile phones to the following number:
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(Currently this facility is only available within India)
It’s my privilege to announce that many International Experts have also shown their keen interest to support the screen printing community. So very soon many experts will also post their ideas and technical tips which will further sharpen your knowledge & skills in screen printing.
Do not forget to rate each Technical Tips and make sure you post your comments and feedbacks in order to serve you better.
All the best and good luck.
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In all my future workshops at DMI on textile screen printing you can now learn in depth about high definition screen printing process using 2nd Generation FM Screening technique to print DIGITAL like quality by SCREEN PRINTING process.
DMI is the first and only institute in the WORLD teaching latest and advance screen printing process in graphics and textile field and demonstrating the state of art high definition screen printing on textile using 2nd generation FM screening live and practical for free.
DMI is the only institute in the world teaching, graphics, industrial, print finishing, value addition and textile screen printing for free under one roof.
In all my workshops I teach right from designing to pre-press to colour management to screen making, screen printing, post-press live and practical all three days.
On 5th June 2015 during our grand re-opening of DMI institute in our new premises. I had made a statement in front of 100’s of printers who were present there, that “Once upon a time there was a moire problem in screen printing… what I meant was that moire will be a history in screen printing industry from now onwards. Yes at DMI we successfully implemented it and have also started conducting workshops and training programs on this subject.
So, MOIRE is no more a problem in screen printing with 2nd Generation FM Screening Technique.
After years of research and development in screen printing at DMI I have completely discarded AM screening in all my courses. Now I am only focusing on 2nd Generation FM Screening techniques which produces digital like quality through traditional screen printing process in graphics and textiles.
Moreover the advantage of using 2nd generation FM screening is to avoid moire in screen printing. Especially when printing halftones on garment it becomes very difficult to control moire even after using coarser halftone dots like 45 LPI.
2nd generation FM screening totally eliminates moire in screen printing thus delivers sharp, crispy and brighter images. Even finer and smaller details are clearly visible.
To take one step further in the implementation of the 2nd generation FM screening in your company. I have made some test files which you can download and print at your end to check and compare the results of 2nd Generation FM screening vs conventional AM screening.
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on our helpline number +91 8 655 755 855 so that we can send you the link to download DMI’s complete “Step-By-Step Instruction Guide”. This guide also explains how to print 2nd generation FM Screening to produce digital like quality through screen printing process.
Along with the instruction guide I have included many TEST FILES in PDF Format ready for positive output on any imagesetter. So once you download the test files, you can again call us on our helpline number for further guidance.
At DMI, Learn More – Earn More and be innovative.
It gives me immense pleasure to announce that screen printers across the globe can now call on this special HELPLINE Number for any kind of technical support related to screen printing process.
+91 8 655 755 855
Timing : 12.00 pm ~ 1.00 pm and 4.00 pm ~ 5.00 pm (IST), Monday to Thursday
DMI’s technical team including me will try to solve your problems well within DMI’s scope.
As you know DMI is connected to many international experts in screen printing. So, if your problem is not solved within our scope, we will also try to get solutions from international experts associated with DMI.
I am sure this HELPLINE facility will enable screen printers to improve quality standards and resolve day to day problems.
Have a trouble free screen printing…