Folex film a Nanoporous coated, clear transparent polyester film. for the production of positive or negative film separations that can then be contact exposed to silk screens
- Offers improved water resistance when compatible with water based pigment ink
- Suitable for dye inks
- Also Suitable for piezo Ink Jet printer
- Suitable for pigment inks which offers improved light stability
- Also Suitable for thermal Ink Jet printer
- Excellent wet smear resistance
- Good mechanical properties, handling
- Good compatibility with screen and polymer emulsion surfaces
- High dimensional stability and accuracy of registration
- Dot reproduction = up to 48 L/cm for screen printing application (depending on the combination system, higher screen rulings are possible)
- Coated on reverse side for good slip properties and fast vacuum in the exposure device.
- Very fast ink drying
- Instant dry
- Transparent, slightly matt, nanoporous coating.
- Suitable for most Ink Jet plotters using dye- or pigmented inks
- Due to this reason, desktop printers (A4, A3) also often do not offer the desired coverage.
Translucent polyester film for creating film positives. Text, line work and halftone designs created on PC or MAC can be transferred directly without any chemical processing.
Suitable for mono laser printer & mono copier
100 Sheets – size A3
As screen printing modernises, will the flexibility of inkjet help bridge the gap by saving the screen printer money in the pre-press process?
Film isn’t dead yet, but as the major analogue print processes increasingly switch to various methods of filmless plate production, there’s not much incentive for manufacturers to develop or update their filmsetters.
This is particularly important to screen process, for while there are direct imaging systems for screen meshes, they’re too pricey for the majority of smaller users. They have been able to either run their own filmsetter or buy in exposed film from a trade service, but the writing’s increasingly on the wall for both options.
Using a conventional inkjet printer to put the UV-masking image onto clear film looks like a good alternative. It’s not a new idea, but it’s getting ever more relevant as film declines. Depending on the size you want, a high resolution inkjet costs a lot less than a filmsetter, plus it is more compact and doesn’t require developer units and chemistry. Ink receptive film costs less than light-sensitive photo film. You can use standard UV-sensitive mesh coatings, printing-down frames and lamps, though you may need to adjust the exposure somewhat.