I am looking for some education about emulsions. I have been using Speedball stuff and I am ready to move on to something better now. I took Jay Ryan's class a while back and saw how fast and easy the emulsion washout and detail went and would like some of that action for myself. It is starting to warm up and I am ready to start figuring out this process again.
I am wanting fine detail. I have mostly printed computer font text, thin lines, and simple art, on overhead transparency sheets then use enamel paint to print on Aluminum. It takes two sheets thick not to have the light bleed through. (I got some water proof transparencies and an ink jet printer to try now, but have not used them yet due to cold weather.)
I have 200-320ish screens. They are yellow mostly with some white. I expose on an old large fluorescent black light vacuum table. I have never used the vacuum part. Just been weighting down the frames with books. It runs on 220v and I have never bothered wiring the pump to see if it works or not.
The exposure time is around 2:30 to 3:30 minutes. I have issues washing out a screen with much more time and the Speedball emulsion just washes off if the time is any less. The screens are about 3 inches or less from the fluorescent tubes.
I have looked at the Ulano website for the QTX emulsion. Would this be what I need? I am not looking for anything super costly since the work is mostly for myself at the moment.
What suggestions for emulsion and remover/washout would you suggest for me?
Thanks for any leads,