How do I determine if my screen is underexposed?

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Touch the inside of the screen during washout. If the stencil is slimy or you get color on your finger, it is a sure bet that the screen is underexposed. To eliminate this problem, use an exposure calculator to determine the proper exposure for your screens and avoid underexposure. You can also run exposure tests to determine the limitations of your equipment and supplies.


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Mick has been in the screen printing industry since 1970 with more than 45 years of experience. Orr's printing expertise spans a wide range of applications from textiles to graphics and membrane switches to faceplates. His technical, hands-on seminars have been appreciated for many years by screen makers around the world.

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