I posted a while ago about having a haze left in some of my screens after rinsing off the unexposed emulsion. I got some suggestions and figured i was either overexposing or there was still some emulsion running into the open areas as the screen dried.
I did a test screen to pin down my exposure time, and I'm not having any better luck. I can also see that it's not emulsion running into open areas, it's that I can't get the emulsion out of those areas to begin with. I didn't have this problem with the first print I did, and it's driving me crazy that it's getting worse and worse, as my skills should be improving.
I'm using reclaimer, power washing, and degreasing the screens, and there's definitely no haze before I recoat them. I think I'm getting better at coating, more even and thinner, one coat on each side. Could too thin of a layer of emulsion be the problem? Or maybe the emulsion wasn't completely dry when I exposed it? The films I've gotten recently have also been darker than what I started with, so that shouldn't be a problem. The only other thing that I can think of is that maybe it's too bright where I'm rinsing the emulsion out, and it's locking in before it all rinses away.
Sorry for the length of this post, but this seems like such a stupid problem to be having, and I really can't figure out what the hell is going on. Any suggestions?