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    Default Ulano Proclaim exposure time

    I use Ulano Proclaim (extremly long exposure latitude). I coat the mesh 120T and 100 T. I dry the screen for 90 min at 40 C (104F) and then I expose it on a 750w halogen lamp. The distance from the lamp to the screen is 30 inches and the time of exposure is 8 minutes. Dimensions of the screen are 12 inches x 40 inches.
    After exposure my coated screen is partially washed off. what is the necessary exposure time? Any advice? Thank you.

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    You need to do a step test or get an exposure calculator. Best 30 bucks or so you can send when dialing emulsions. When using diy style light sources you'll will have a difficult time finding reliable times and distances online and even if you find one you'll still have to dial it in on your own, since there are so many variables that can effect exposure time. If you get an exposure calculator you will avoid many headaches.

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    double your time, try that. Emulsion that comes off is usually due to underexposure.(if the emulsion is new, and your coating is thin and even)
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    Thank you both - will try your advice. Thank you so much!

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    Check the amount of sludge you get on the squeegee side when you're washing out the screen...if it's kinda thick and there's a lot up the time until it's more slime than sludge.

    If your screens are getting diazo stains after you reclaim you are underexposing the screens.

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