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Folex film Screen Printing
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

Nanoporous coated, clear transparent polyester film
for the production of positive or negative film separations that can then be contact exposed to silk screens, pad or flexo plates.
The HD version offers even higher ink absorption and faster drying times and an even greater UV density range with the optimisation of print settings.
Images dry super fast due to a highly porous coating ensuring print speeds are further optimised.
The film meets the highest demands with regard to image registration accuracy, dimensional stability.
Folex film
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.
Screen Printing film
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
Heat resistance
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.
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