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Washout template

Within screen printing different templates are used. The washout template can be charactarized by means of a motif drawing that is put directly on or in the tissue with soft fat chalk. The mesh fabric will be blocked through the crayon. By applying the surface with a very thin layer of a water soluble screen file it is possible to wash out the fat chalk after it is completely dried out. Therefore a solvent or nitro thinner is needed. After that the print image can be printed. For creating washout templates sieve finenesses in the range of 90-120 threads/cm are suitable. Using this technology lithography-like effects can be created.