QX-1 | Pre-Sensitized Dual-Cure Hybrid Emulsion - Excellent humidity resistance, but slower than SBQ sensitized emulsions.
QX-1 is an SBQ sensitized, hybrid dual-cure emulsion that combines the convenience and shelf life of SBQ with the durability, versatility, and imaging properties of dual-cure emulsion.
QX-1 is compatible with all plastisol, UV, and solvent-based ink systems. Its matte finish virtually eliminates printing problems associated with high and low humidity conditions. QX-1 is formulated to provide wide exposure latitude and is easily reclaimed even if underexposed and used with aggressive inks and washup solvents.
QX-1 is durable and has excellent resolution, good definition, and very good wet strength. 37% solids content provides good stencil build per coat, excellent bridging of coarse mesh, and fast drying.
QX-1 is presensitized, and must be handled in yellow safe light conditions before exposure.
Pre-sensitized with SBQ
Convenience: no measuring or mixing
Long shelf and coated screen life
Dual-cure "hybrid" formulation
Good imaging properties
Contains texturing agents
Easy post-printing-stroke life under high humidity conditions
Reduced hydrostatic attraction in low humidity; no ink "feathering"
High (6000-8000 centipoise) viscosity
Easier to control during coating, even on coarse mesh
Wide exposure latitude
Reliable performance in less-than-ideal shop conditions
Easy to decoat, even if underexposed/used with aggressive solvents
High (37%) solids content
Good EOM (emulsion over mesh thickness) buildup per coat
Good see-through registration
Easy inspection on white and dyed mesh
Special wetting agents
Forgiving of poor mesh preparation
COLOR : Blue-Green
SOLIDS : 37%
VISCOSITY : 9,000 cps
SENSITIZER : SBQ; Non-Diazo Dual Cure
SOLVENT RESISTANCE : Good
WATER RESISTANCE : Good
305 MESH BL SPEED (EST.) : 203 seconds
305 MESH 1K MH SPEED (EST.) : 70 seconds
305 MESH 5K MH SPEED (EST.) : 14 seconds
SHELF LIFE : 18 months in a cool, dry place