Ask PNEAC Archive: Re: Screen Making - Cost/Time Efficient

Re: Screen Making - Cost/Time Efficient

Deb Jacobson (
djacobson@istc.illinois.edu)
Fri, 03 Dec 1999 07:13:36 -0600


Message-Id: <199912031315.HAA05595@wmrc.hazard.uiuc.edu>
Date: Fri, 03 Dec 1999 07:13:36 -0600
To: gifford@epd.engr.wisc.edu
From: Deb Jacobson <djacobson@istc.illinois.edu>
Subject: Re: Screen Making - Cost/Time Efficient

> From: "Mike Ukena"
> Cc: , , "Deb Jacobson"
> Subject: Re: Screen Making - Cost/Time Efficient
> Date: Thu, 2 Dec 1999 10:00:20 -0500
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> PNEAC_customer:
>
> The process of producing screens is relatively simple, but it does require
> some capital expenditure and some training.
>
> The equipment involved includes an exposure unit, a washout sink, and a
> separate reclaim sink. Facility wise, you need three small rooms. The
first
> room contains the two sinks and a counter. The second room has a drying
rack
> for the screens. The third room contains the exposure unit.
>
> The drying room must be humidity controlled for best results. If the
> humidity is too high, the screens will not hold up in production.
>
> The cost of the setup is governed by the number of screens you need and the
> size of the frames. The bigger the frame, the larger the scale of all the
> components. The cost range on the equipment would be from $1,700 to over
> $10,000. If you are just doing a few small screens per week, then you can
> get by with the low end.
>
> Emulsion wise, there are two main options. The most common method is liquid
> emulsion. This method is best for volume shops with bigger production
runs.
> For medium to short runs, then capillary film is the best option. Cap film
> gives very high resolution but won't hold up as well as the liquid emulsion.
>
> If you need any more info, please let me know. I would be happy to help.
>
> Mike Ukena
>
> reply to:
> Mike Ukena
> Technical Sales Representative
> Union Ink Company, Inc.
> Direct: 800-647-7764
> Mobile: 727-692-3058
> Factory: 800-526-0455
> email: <mailto:mukena@unionink.com>mukena@unionink.com
>
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> E-mail Address djacobson@istc.illinois.edu (Revised 9/99)
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