CDF VISION | Dual-cure capillary film enhances cross-linking

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CDF Vision is a diazo dual-cure capillary film system. Its special formulation controls mesh penetration and enhances photo-polymerization, resulting in sharp printing shoulders and mechanical durability. Particulate-size control reduces granularity effects for optimal resolution and definition. Texturing agents impart a micro-structural pattern to the bottom of the stencil, minimizing hydrostatic attraction to the printing stock under conditions of high humidity, and electrostatic attraction under low humidity conditions. CDF Vision is compatible with UVs, vinyls, and virtually all solvent-based inks. Depending on the thickness selected, it is suited to such printing applications as: electronics circuit traces and membrane switches, halftones, CDs and DVDs, ceramic decals, posters, and containers and bottles. CDF Vision is coated at thicknesses of 15μ,18 μ, 20μ, 25μ, 30μ, 35μ and 50μ.

 

FEATURES

BENEFITS

Excellent imaging properties

Superb acutance (printed edge definition) and resolution


Solvent resistant

Compatible with aggressive inks and solvents
Reclaims easily without staining screen fabric


High-contrast color

Easy stencil inspection and see-through registration


Easy to Use

Minimal training required
“Pre-coated” stencils = perfect stencils—every time
Consistent exposure time
Consistent stencil thickness = control of ink deposits—and ink costs
Wet processing reduces drying time and pinholes; speeds production


Fast exposure and processing

Fast stencil turnaround
Significantly less labor and production time
Wide exposure latitude

 

Formats: Available in rolls or custom-cut sheets (no mess, no waste!)

Product Fact Sheet (English) 

Product Fact Sheet (Spanish) 

Product Fact Sheet (German)

Tech Data Sheet

CDF VISION PLUS| Enhanced cross-linking results in sharp printing shoulders

CDF VISION PLUS

CDF Vision Plus is a diazo dual-cure capillary film system. Its anti-halation properties reduce light scattering and improve resolution and edge definition and it has wide exposure latitude. Its special formulation controls mesh penetration and forms an enhanced cross-linking “matrix” during exposure, resulting in sharp printing shoulders and mechanical durability. Particulate-size control reduces granularity effects, further enhancing resolution and definition. Under high humidity conditions, CDF Vision Plus resists polishing in the roll, and fingerprints and curling in the shop. CDF Vision Plus is compatible with UVs, vinyls, and virtually all solvent-based inks. It is suited to such printing applications as: electronics, circuit traces, membrane switches, halftones, CDs and DVDs, ceramic decals, posters, and containers and bottles. CDF Vision is coated at thicknesses of 15μ,18 μ, and 25μ.

 

FEATURES

BENEFITS

Excellent imaging properties

Enhanced cross-linking results in sharp printing shoulders
Microfiltration controls particle size, reducing granularity effects
Superb acutance (printed edge definition) and resolution


Solvent resistant

Compatible with aggressive inks and solvents
Reclaims easily without staining screen fabric


Humidity resistant

Resists polishing in rolls
No fingerprinting


Easy to Use

Minimal training required
“Pre-coated” stencils = perfect stencils—every time
Consistent exposure time
Consistent stencil thickness = control of ink deposits—and ink costs
Wet processing reduces drying time and pinholes; speeds production


Fast exposure and processing

Fast stencil turnaround
Significantly less labor and production time
Wide exposure latitude

 

Formats: Available in rolls or custom-cut sheets (no mess, no waste!)

Product Fact Sheet

Tech Data Sheet (CDF VISION PLUS - 18)

Tech Data Sheet (CDF VISION PLUS - 25)

CDF/QT THICK-FILM | SBQ sensitized thick films 100µ up to 400µ

Intended for printing with plastisol inks on t-shirts and imprinted sportswear items. Extremely fast exposure times make the QT series suited for use with low power light sources. SBQ sensitized, pink colored films available in 100, 150, 200, 250, 300 and 400µ thicknesses. Adherable with water or QTX® emulsion.

CDF/QT Thick-Film is ideal for the production of thick stencils for specialty printing needs, including high density, puff, and lenticular effects for imprinted sportswear; peelable solder masks in the electronics industry; false mosaic and leading effects for glass and ceramic decorating; screen printed gaskets and seals; and many other manufacturing and decorating applications requiring ultra-thick ink deposits with non-aggressive solvent inks and pastes.

CDF/QT Thick-Film is a precisely coated, capillary film version of Ulano’s best-selling QTX® direct emulsion. Like QTX, CDF/QT Thick-Film utilizes pure photopolymer (SBQ) technology to assure extended shelf life and minimal influences from heat and humidity, the fastest possible exposure speed, good imaging properties, and on-press durability. Generally, CDF/QT Thick-Film is adhered to fabric with QTX using the direct/indirect application technique. CDF/QT Thick-Films can be laminated to produce unlimited stencil thickness variations.

The use of CDF/QT Thick-Film offers significant savings in labor and production time over the use of direct emulsion to produce stencils of similar thicknesses.

 

FEATURES

BENEFITS

Consistent stencil thickness -Control of ink deposit—and ink costs

Control of ink deposit—and ink costs


High contrast/transparent pink color -Easy inspection and registration

Easy inspection and registration


“Pre-coated” stencils -No mess or waste

No mess or waste


Available in your size custom-cut sheets

Speeds production


 

FORMATS

AVAILABILITY Rolls

  • CDF/QT30 CDF/QT3026300 26"x300"

  • CDF/QT50 CDF/QT5026300 26"x300"

  • Larger rolls available upon request

AVAILABILITY in sheets (they're thick, they don't roll)

  • Thicknesses of 30, 50, 100, 150, 200, 250, 300, 400 microns

  • Custom-cut sheets (minimum order: 25 sheets of any one size and thickness)

Packages of mostly 10 Pre-Cut Sheets

  • CDF/QT-200
    PCDFQT200810-X 8"x10"
    PCDFQT2001414-X 14"x14"

  • CDF/QT-250
    PCDFQT250810-X 8"x10"
    PCDFQT2501414-X 14"x14"

  • CDF/QT-300
    PCDFQT300810-X 8"x10"
    PCDFQT3001414-X 14"x14"
    CDFQT3001414-2 14" × 14" 2 test sheets

  • CDF/QT-400
    PCDFQT400810-X 8"x10"
    PCDFQT4001414-X 14"x14"
    CDFQT4002026-5 20" × 26" 5 test sheets

  • CDF/QT-30 50 sheets
    PCDF/QT301414 14"x14"
    PCDF/QT301618 16"x18"

  • CDF/QT-50 50 sheets
    PCDF/QT501414 14"x14"
    PCDF/QT501618 16"x18"

  • CDF/QT-100
    PCDFQT100810-X 8"x10"
    PCDFQT1001414-X 14"x14"

  • CDF/QT-150
    PCDFQT150810-X 8"x10"
    PCDFQT1501414-X 14"x14"

 

EZ 50 ORANGE | Textile Capillary film; fast-exposing (SBQ)

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EZ-50 ORANGE is a pure photopolymer (SBQ), pre-sensitized capillary film appropriate for general sportswear printing. EZ-50 ORANGE is fast exposing and its high-contrast orange color “masks” halation and light scattering, thereby improving resolution without the need to use more-costly dyed mesh. EZ-50 ORANGE is coated on 300-gauge matte polyester. EZ-50 ORANGE (50 microns) is recommended for use with mesh counts ranging from 33 to 77 threads/cm. (86 – 196/inch.). EZ-50 ORANGE can be adhered with plain water, or with ORANGE ™ emulsion in the direct/indirect mode.

 

FEATURES

BENEFITS

Textile Capillary film; fast-exposing (SBQ)

Control of ink deposit and ink costs
Consistent exposure time


Solvent resistant

Compatible with aggressive inks and solvents
Reclaims easily without staining screen fabric


Transparent pink color

Easy stencil inspection and see-through registration


Easy to Use

Minimal training required
Perfect stencils—every time


Fast exposure and processing

Fast stencil turnaround
Dries faster than direct emulsion

 

Formats: EZ-FILM-50 is available in prepackaged sheets ≈ 38 X 43 cm. (15 X 17 inches) and ≈ 43 X 60.9 cm. (17 X 24 inches), packaged 50 per box (2 X 25).

Product Fact Sheet (English) 

Tech Data Sheet (English)

Tech Data Sheet (Spanish)

EZ FILM 30 | 30-Micron Textile Capillary Film, Priced as a Viable Alternative to Direct Emulsion; Fast Drying, Fast Exposing Pure Photopolymer (SBQ)

EZ-FILM-30 is ideal for standard textile printing using conventional, non-aqueous garment printing inks. It is priced to be an economical alternative to direct emulsion in material cost and because it offers significant savings in labor and production time. EZ-FILM-30 is ideal for mesh counts ranging from 230 - 419 threads /inch (90 and 165/cm.). It is pink in color and coated on 300-gauge matte-surface polyester. EZ-FILM-30 produces superb stencils quickly, consistently, and with no mess or waste. At a controlled-coating thickness, EZ-FILM-30’s exposure time and ink deposit (with the same mesh count) is always constant. It adheres perfectly, dries faster than direct emulsion, and exposes very quickly.EZ-FILM-30 can be adhered with plain water or with QTX® direct emulsion. EZ-FILM-30 is sold in convenient prepackaged sheets.

 

FEATURES

BENEFITS

Consistent stencil thickness

Control of ink deposit and ink costs
Consistent exposure time


Wet processing

Reduces potential for pinholes
Speeds production


"Pre-coated" stencils

Significantly less labor and production time


Prepackaged film sheets

No mess, no waste
Speeds up application.


Transparent pink color

Easy stencil inspection and see-through registration


Easy to Use

Minimal training required
Perfect stencils—every time


Fast exposure and processing

Fast stencil turnaround
Dries faster than direct emulsion

 

BASE EXPOSURE TABLE for EZ-FILM-30 at 40 inches (100 cm.) on white polyester or nylon:

LIGHT SOURCE | EZ FILM 30 EXPOSURE TIME


Carbon Arc

30 amps | 78 sec.

110 amps | 21 sec.


Metal Halide

1000 watts | 52 sec.

2000 watts | 27 sec.

3000 watts | 17 sec.

4000 watts | 13 sec.

5000 watts | 11 sec.

7000 watts | 9 sec.


Pulsed Xenon

2000 watts | 152 sec.

5000 watts | 61 sec.

8000 watts | 38 sec.


Mercury Vapor

1000 watts | 70 sec.

2000 watts | 33 sec.

4000 watts |17 sec.


Fluorescent Tubes*

40 watts | 152 sec.

 

EXPOSURE VARIABLES FACTORS


MESH

Dyed Mesh 1.5-2.0

IMAGING

Fine line reverse printing  1.2

ADHERING

Direct/Indirect Method using QTX®   1.5

TAPED-UP POSITIVES

Taped-up or montage positives, per layer  1.1

 

EXPOSURE DISTANCE

20”/50 cm   0.25

24”/60 cm   0.36

28”/70 cm  0.49

32”/80 cm  0.64

36”/90 cm  0.81

40”/100 cm  1.00

44”/110 cm  1.21

48”/120 cm  1.44

52”/130 cm  1.69

56”/140 cm  1.95

60”/150 cm  2.25

72”/180 cm  3.24

84”/210 cm  4.41

100”/250 cm  6.25


 

FORMATS
EZ-FILM-30 is available in prepackaged sheets, 15 X 17 inches (≈ 38 X 43 cm.) and 17 X 24 inches (≈ 43 x 60.9 cm.)

Tech Data Sheet (English)

Tech Data Sheet (Spanish)