Green Galaxy CryoCoat Emulsion
Green Galaxy Cryocoat is a performance emulsion that offers a number of advantages for those shops that can meet its somewhat particular exposure requirements.
It is not recommended for use with exposure units smaller than 25x36, and should absolutely not be used with our DIY bulbs. For those applications, Textile DW + Diazo 51 is a better choice.
For shops that can give CryoCoat a strong enough exposure over a large enough area for consistent exposure, the emulsion offers many advantages. It holds up during long production runs for water based, discharge, and plastisol ink, without the need for chemical hardening*. It was specially formulated with the exact consistency to penetrate into the mesh and bond through the knuckles, providing superior emulsion over mesh (EOM) quality. It holds pristine detail during high output automatic production, and it reclaims easily enough to be used as any manual shop's number one choice for high performing versatile emulsion.
For long run water based/discharge production we recommend the use of Green Galaxy™ CryoPrep screen mesh degreaser and adhesion promoter.
- Water resistant.
- No hardeners needed.
- Durable enough for long print runs using water based and discharge inks
- Holds pristine detail during automatic printing.
- High solids concentration allows for superior penetration of mesh.
- Extremely fast exposure time for quicker screen burning.
"CryoCoat Green Galaxy Emulsion has allowed us to eliminate the need for multiple emulsions in our shop. Previously we were using different emulsions for the various inks we print for our clients but after months of testing we have found the green galaxy emulsion preforms well on a wide selection of inks including plastisol, waterbase, hsa and discharge style inks. We have been able to use this emulsion for our award winning simulated process printing as well as our basic spot color work without having to make any procedural changes. It has allowed us to streamline our pre press department largely in part to having a pre mixed emulsion that can work for any job thrown our way from high qty discharge prints to full color high detailed printing. The last major benefit we have seen is we are yielding 40 more screens per gallon of emulsion then we had been with our previous go to emulsion. Coating, imaging, and reclaiming have never been so easy for us using this emulsion. From basic spot color to 100,000+ pcs discharge runs this emulsion has proven itself to preform under any print scenario we throw at it."
Denver Print House | @denverprinthouse
- Active Additive: No additive needed (pre-sensitized)
- Color: Green
- Instructions: Green Galaxy™ CryoCoat Photopolymer Emulsion is pre-sensitized and ready for use. Apply to clean, degreased, and dried screen mesh with a scoop-coater using appropriate application techniques. We recommend using Green Galaxy™ CryoPrep screen mesh degreaser and adhesion promoter for long run water based/discharge production. For shorter print runs and high mesh counts, use the sharp edge of the squeegee and coat each side only one time. Be sure to rotate the screen so that you are pushing the emulsion from both sides to bond around the knuckles of the mesh. To create a thicker stencil or for longer production runs, coat up to two times per side, using the rounded edge. Allow your freshly coated screen to dry, shirt side down. Expose your screen with UV light. As with all emulsions, we recommend testing for appropriate exposure time for your unit, before exposing your design. Harden your stencil in post-exposure by duplicating the first exposure, after you have rinsed and dried the screen. This can also be accomplished by drying your screen in the sun. Reclaiming Green Galaxy™ CryoCoat is easy and works with most stencil removers or reclaimers that are available in concentrate and ready-to-use formulas. Follow proper instructions for reclaiming.
- Shelf Life: Opened: 6-8 month
Exposure Variables: Exposure variables depend on mesh count, mesh color, EOM / stencil thickness, and relative humidity.
Lower mesh = slower exposure / Higher mesh = faster exposure
Thicker stencil = slower exposure / Thinner stencil = faster exposure
More moisture = slower exposure / Less moisture = faster exposure
Yellow mesh = slower exposure / White mesh = faster exposure
Suggested Exposure Times:
- FX - 450 LED: Low Mesh 2/1 Coat 8-10 Seconds
- FX - 450 LED: High Mesh 2/1 Coat 7-8 Seconds
- Scanning LED: 8-12 seconds
- Flatbed LED: 15-18 seconds
- Metal Halide 6000 Watt: 10-12 light units
- Metal Halide 3000 Watt: 20-24 light units
- Metal Halide 1000 Watt : 33-48 light units
- CFL Fluorescent Unfiltered UV - 240 Watts (X-Vactor, RXP2536):
- Low Mesh w/ 1/1 Coat = 50-55 seconds
- High Mesh w/ 1/1 Coat = 45-50 seconds
To further dial in your exposure time, we suggest running the Step Wedge test with a Step Wedge Calculator.
Click here to watch an instructional video on the Step Wedge Test
Helpful Hints to Ensure Your Emulsion Lasts Longer:
- Keep in a cool area, emulsion will break down much faster in heat. Keeping emulsion in a fridge can help to give a slightly extended shelf life, however, emulsion that has gotten to the point of freezing will no longer work properly and must be replaced.
- Keep the emulsion lid on tight to preserve air and light leaks.
- Gently mix the emulsion each time before use to help extend the life.
- To ensure best results, date your emulsion once mixed and keep an extra container on hand once the emulsion is about to expire, environmental factors such as temperature and humidity can cause emulsion to expire more quickly.*
*Environmental factors such as temperature and humidity can cause emulsion to expire more quickly.