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    Default Who's Lettin' the Rookies In?

    Okay, I'm a rookie at all this shit. There, so, here's my rookie question. When coating a screen, do I have to do it in a dark room with a creepy redlight on in the distance or can I have some kind of ceiling light on? Last semester I coated these screens in a huge darkroom, but I could only get up to the lab during the late hours and that creepy red light takes forever to reveal what lurks in the dark. Oh man, chills thinking about those nights. Anyway, what should I take into account when coating a screen as far as light sources that are around. And are some emulsions more sensitive than others?

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    think of it as a very happy pinklight.
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    everyone sure does love a little Happy Pink

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    you can just do it in normal light. ive read emulsion isn't light sensitive when it's wet, i'm not sure about that but i just coat our screens in a normal room and let them dry in the dark. never had any problems.

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    60 watt or less is totally fine
    think about how long you have to expose the screen for with a direct beam.
    the emulsion isnt as concentrated as the stuff used on photo paper.

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    yeah what they said - avoid direct sunlight.

    SBQ /one pot photopolymer emulsions (the real fast ones, no diazo to mix in) are much faster than regular or dual cure diazo emulsion (about 1/4 the time, used in thick film applications, or large format) - It should be worked on in subdued light, either yellow or very low wattage.

    but I don't think many of you guys use these, they are way more expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bradbane
    you can just do it in normal light. ive read emulsion isn't light sensitive when it's wet, i'm not sure about that but i just coat our screens in a normal room and let them dry in the dark. never had any problems.
    Word...Unless your doing a run of 20,000 or more..then re-expose them.
    Sun = 38 secs
    Light = your normal exposure.

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    i use a yellow bug light... cuz i have enough trouble with screens to expose then to any unnecessary light

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    thats funny..good job.

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