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Screen Printing Troubleshooting Guide

Screen Printing Troubleshooting Guide

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Published by Mohammad Youssefi
screen printing Glass enamel troubleshooting Guide
screen printing Glass enamel troubleshooting Guide

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Published by: Mohammad Youssefi on Nov 04, 2010
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Screen Printing –Trouble Shooting Guide
Effect Cause Remedies
Low opacityScreen fabric too fineCheck screening equipment.Insufficient screen tension Check ink viscosity.Excessive ink thinningSqueegee too hard,angle too acuteInsufficient snap distanceFilm defects pinholing Poor drying of enamelCheck dried film hardness.de-wetting, orange peelScreen blockageClean screen; ensure glass is clean and dry.Poorly mixed ink Print in air-conditioned environment.Excessive humidityEnsure ink and thinner are well mixed.Contamination on glass surface Keep ink in sealed containers.Bubbling Air entrapped in inkMix ink at lower shear rate.Uneven ink deposit Reduce flood coat speed.Check for moisture/condensation.Ink drips through Viscosity of ink too lowCheck ink viscosity.screen on flood-coatLines in enamel Defective squeegee bladeSharpen squeegee.Thin ink deposit Squeegee too hardCheck screen set-up.Incorrect squeegee profileChange squeegee.Insufficient squeegee pressureThick deposit of ink Squeegee too softCheck screen set-up.Screen too hotChange squeegee.Snap distance too great Check screen/ink temperatures.Uneven deposit Snap distance not uniform Check screening set-up and thickness. wet film thicknessBlocked screens Moisture/condensationCheck print room conditions.Screen temperatures too low/ too highCondition bottles.Bottles too warmPoor definition Mesh too coarseUse finer mesh.Ink too low in viscosity for mesh Check ink viscosity.Marking of enamelExcessive handlingReduce forces in handling processes.Insufficient drying Ensure drying is thorough.

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