Ulano Screen Making Products

QPX ultra-fast SBQ emulsion for projection units

Color Solids Viscosity Shelf Life
Violet 30% 3,700 cps 18 months in cool dry storage

Product Fact Sheet Tech Data Sheet MSDS

QPX is an ultra-fast SBQ photopolymer emulsion for use with commercial projection units. It is recommended for the production of outdoor advertising and other large scale industrial applications. QPX is a ready-to-use, high solids emulsion that requires as few as one coat for a good printed edge, even on coarse mesh. Depending on the projection source, exposure times range from 30 seconds to 6 minutes for 10x to 14x enlargements.

QPX is a very fast exposing SBQ sensitized emulsion. Contact the projector manufacturer for base exposure information. A 21 Step Transmission Gray Scale or Manual Step-Wedge Test is recommended for each magnification, mesh count, and mesh color.

QPX is presensitized, and must be handled in yellow safe light conditions before exposure.

    AVAILABILITY
  • 5GUFQPX 5 gallons (18.927 liters)
  • 50GUFQPX 50 gallons (18.925 liters)
 
COATING
Because of the solids content and thixotropic nature of Projection Plus, good stencils can be produced with just one coating on the squeegee side of the screen. For improved quality, coat the printing side of the screen, then on the squeegee side, wet-on-wet.
DRYING
 
The screen should be dried in a dust-free drying cabinet with a filtered fresh air supply at a maximum temperature of 40°C. (100°F). The thixotropic nature of Projection Plus allows the screen to be dried in a vertical position without loss of print quality.
EXPOSURE
 
Expose Projection Plus on the squeegee side of the screen. Metal halide-sourced projectors provide the best exposure for Projection Plus. As many variables affect the exposure, the only way to determine the optimum exposure time is by performing a Step Wedge Test. For the best stencil resistance, select the highest exposure time at which the finest details still resolve.
BASE EXPOSURE TABLE
 
(Approximate Exposure Time on White mesh)
Type of Projector Fabric/Coating Enlargement Exposure
Rachwal 156/in.(61/cm) 1 coat 13X 90 seconds
Proka 355/in.(140/cm) 1 coat 10X 40 seconds
Proka 355/in.(140/cm) 2 coats 6X 35 seconds
Opti-Copy 125/in.(49/cm) 1 coat 12X 150 seconds
Svecia 305/in.(120/cm) 1 coat 10X 280 seconds

EXPOSURE VARIABLE FACTORS
 
Mesh:
High Humidity: 1.3 - 1.8
Dyed = 1.5 - 2.0
Coarser than 120/cm = 1.1 - 2.0
Finer than 120/cm = 0.7 - 0.9
TOUCH-UP /BLOCK-OUT
 
We recommended Screen Filler No. 60 or Extra Heavy Blockout No. 10.
RECLAIMING
 
We recommended Stencil Remover Liquid No. 4, Stencil Remover Paste No. 5, Stencil Remover Powder No. 44, or Stencil Remover Liquid Concentrate No. 42. Projection Plus stencils are generally easy to reclaim.
PRODUCT FEATURES
 
pH: 4.3
HEALTH HAZARDS/ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
 
Please refer to our Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
STORAGE
 
At normal room temperature: 18 months (protect from freezing)
Coated screens: 4 weeks (in a cool, dry, completely dark environment)
NOTE
 
During storage after coating, the emulsion can absorb moisture from the environment. Therefore, re-dry stored, coated screens prior to exposure.