Every time I search for laser screen printing stencils, I either get the idea of using a laser printer to produce an image which is used with photosensitive emulsions, or a link to the Instructable that uses a laser to pierce paper or cardstock.
I suppose what I’m really looking for is a non-vinyl , laserable film that can be transferred to the screen with either pressure or heat.
Has anyone come across such a material yet ?
I’ve just had some good screens made by Thermofax, a firm in UK, and I’m very happy with the product.
I think the technology is based on the same films that used to be used for Roneos and the Gestettner machines, both stencils being ‘cut’ with a spark discharge. The comparison with the laser is obvious, so it will be ideal for me when the GF arrives.
The film is carried on a fine mesh(probably silk), and is waterproof, so I can use water-based inks.
I may answer my own question !
Shellac based iron-on films were designed for knife cutting.
Why not use them for laser cutting ?