RyoCap is now the customer preferred aftermarket emulsion sheets for the Provo Craft Yudu™. RyoCap 10x15" Sheets cost less and are easier to use then other emulsion sheet on the market. RyoCap 10x15" capillary film is pink colored films and comes in a 30 micron thickness. RyoCap works with plastisol inks for long runs and with water based inks for short runs.
View RyoCap Product Data Sheet to learn how it works!
Exposure Time with your Yudu™ Machine = 8 Minutes.
RyoCap Film utilizes pure photopolymer technology to assure extended shelf life and minimal influences from heat and humidity, with the fastest possible exposure speed, good imaging properties, and on-press durability. The use of RyoCap Film offers significant savings in labor and production time over the use of direct emulsion to produce stencils of similar thicknesses.
*Note - RyoCap Emulsion sheets do NOT change color while exposing like the Yudu™ sheets
View RyoCap Product Data Sheet.
• Consistent stencil thickness -Control of ink deposit and ink costs • Fast exposure and processing -Significantly less labor and production time
• High contrast/transparent pink color -Easy inspection and registration
The great thing about using Cap film in rolls is that you only need to use as much as you need, unlike the 15x15" sheets that cap film typically comes in, you can use 6" or 18" if you need!
Application Instructions for RyoCAP Capillary Film
Large and Small Screens:
1. Cut the film to size and place the film on a dry, flat surface. Roll the film, emulsion side out, around a plastic tube leaving approximately 1" unrolled.
2. Spray the mesh lightly with water and wipe the excess water from the outside of the frame to avoid water drops running into the adhered film.
3. Contact the rolled film leading edge onto the top of the wet vertical screen and unroll the film down the screen, thus adhering it to the mesh. Flip the screen over laying it on a piece of old newsprint.
4. Adhere the film while removing excess moisture from the inside of the screen with a light weight window squeegee. Wipe excess water from the perimeter of the frame with an absorbent cloth then proceed to drying.
5. Peel off the plastic carrier sheet when it's dry and allow the capillary film to stabilize for 5 to 10 minutes. This will keep the positive from peeling off on the film since the surface under the plastic carrier sheet is still moist.
6. After exposure wash the screen gently as you normally would with a garden hose; avoid using a pressure washer unless it's absolutely nessesary. Only use high pressure from the shirt side of the film.
Small Screens Only:
1. Place the film, emulsion side up, on a raised pad and lay the dry degreased screen on top.
2. Using a handheld spray water bottle, spray water onto the mesh until the film is completely wet.
3. Squeegee off the excess water from the inside of the screen. Wipe water from the perimeter of the frame, then proceed to drying.
4. Peel off the plastic carrier sheet when it's dry and allow the capillary film to stabilize for 5 to 10 minutes. This keeps the positive from peeling off on the film since the surface under the plastic carrier sheet is still semi-moist.
5. Wash gently as you normally would with a garden hose; avoid using a pressure washer unless it's absolutely nessesary. Only use high pressure from the shirt side of the film.
To ensure a stronger, thicker stencil you can coat the inside of the screen using QTX or CCX photo polymer emulsion AFTER the screen is dried and the carrier sheet has been removed. This will give the screen a deeper ink well, which is great for high density and puff inks where edge resolution and thicker ink deposit are desired.
Remember that the additional coating will add an average of 30 to 45 seconds on your exposure times. To ensure a long lasting screen it's recommended (after pin-holing and coating the outside of the screen perimeter when it's dried) to expose again or leave the screen outside in the sun for a few moments to harden.