Pre-Press Defined

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The Pre-Press Department is responsible for the following workflow processes…

  • Determining the correct stencil(s) for each job
  • Measuring the stencil thickness with a thickness gauge to determine proper exposure
  • Applying the film positives to the mesh using a pin-register system
  • Exposing the stencil using a single point light source
  • Developing the stencil
  • Drying the emulsion
  • Blocking out any pinholes
  • Applying frame tape to the inside edges of the frame

Note: In some shops the Pre-Press staff are also responsible for setting up the press between jobs.

The next step in the work flow is to deliver the finished screens to the Production Department