Evaluation of Different Stencilmaking Methods for Screen Printing

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Document ID: 
100228
Author(s): 
Renmei Xu, Susan C. Londt, and Hans P. Kellogg
Year: 
2010
Pages: 
15

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Abstract

Screen stencils for screen printing can be prepared using conventional filmbased photographic methods or contemporary computer-to-screen (CTS) technologies such as inkjet, digital micromirror devices (DMD), and violet-blue diode laser. CTS increases efficiency and eliminates problems related with exposure and processing of film; however, the prices of CTS systems are still high and their reliability also needs to be improved. In film-based photographic methods, image film can be created photographically or printed digitally. The photographic methods involve an imagesetter and a film processor. The printing methods used recently are inkjet printing and thermal printing. Printing methods increase efficiency and eliminate photographic materials, but they might have quality issues. In this study, a Linotronic 330 imagesetter and a Fujifilm FG 550E film processor were used for the photographic method. An Epson Stylus

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