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Common problems with Diazo Photo Emulsion

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

We are often asked for guidance with screen printing and the most common request is for help with exposing screens and the problems encountered. Benjamin Franklin is quoted as saying “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail” – I don’t know how good he was at screen printing but it sounds like he had some experience! One of the most common problems is, when using a new light source, to assume the exposure times will be the same as the guidance/previous lamps. A successful Photo Emulsion Stencil will depend on many things: the wattage of the lamp, the timings, the distance from the screen and the thickness of the emulsion. Read more

Creativeworld – Germany

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

We are off to Germany this weekend to the largest trade fair for the creative arts in the world! My feet are tired trudging around the NEC so I might need to invest in some new shoes – any excuse. We are expanding our range of printing and dyeing supplies so are excitedly sourcing new products – all previews will be shown here first! Read more

New Logo and New Screens

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Today is a very exciting day in the Handprinted office, we are having some new screens made with our fantastic new logo printed on them. Here is a sneak preview, we are hoping to have these screens available in a couple of weeks. Read more

New Premises

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

We are moving to new premises, here’s how they look at the moment, but they are going to be fabulous! Watch this space for more details... Read more

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