I have tried my normal emulsion over several attempts at using discharge inks, but the stencil is breaking down after only a few prints. Do I need to change emulsions to get a better screen stencil for discharge printing?

Answer

Discharge is a very harsh ink, so you will need an emulsion product that can withstand the chemicals involved in the process. Standard emulsions will start to break down quickly under discharge ink use. But most emulsion companies have products designed to accommodate this application. You will need to contact your supplier or manufacturer for its discharge-ink-resistant emulsion.You’ll sometimes even need to add an emulsion hardener to the “discharge capable” emulsions, for extended printing.

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