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    Default Residual Emulsion Clogging

    I am continuing to have problems with light traces of emulsion dripping down into my open screen during the drying time. Does anybody have a solution to fix this before it happens. I am sure having difficulty solving the issue after it has already dried.

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    rinse longer. dry horizontal.

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    yup

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    After every screen I reclaim I take a paper towel and wipe off the top part of the frame inside and out. I dry everything vertically and this fixes this problem.

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    forthed.....after you think you rinsed the image out completely, rub your fingers over the top surface - is it slimey, with traces of gummy stencil inside or outside the image area?

    It's either under exposed or under washed. A rookie mistake is not to wash the whole screen - they only concewntrate on their image. A well made/exposed screen will not fall apart with extra washing - better to overwash than underwash - as you have been finding out.

    oh yeah, the technical term for this is scumming.
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    Oh we're talking about scum. Fifthed then.

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    If we're not talking scum/image wahsout, but after reclaim, then always end up with your screen facing away from you, leaning. When you pick it up from the washout booth KEEP IT AT THIS LEAN ANGLE and the drips of crap (that's another technical term) on your top frame won't drip down on your screen. Place to dry at this same angle.

    Always rinse your frame as well as your mesh - A lot of crap will accumulate on your frame and go back on your clean screen if you aren't careful.

    Same with splashback in your booth, your last clean rinse should be carefull, top down, and avoid splashing back any water from the bottom of the booth.
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    I'd add: Dry in the dark.
    Then, if any remaining uncured emulsion does end up in your image, it won't get exposed and you'll be able to get it out with a wet rag.
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    Ahh...the phantom drip.

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