For use with all water based screen printing inks, RSKG Screen Filler and Block Out is formulated for safe and easy use with RSKG’s Screen Drawing Fluid, or for independent use to block out portions of a silk screen. Screen Filler and Block Out is also great for fixing pinholes, negative space printing, or for creating stencils directly in a silk screen. When used with RSKG Screen Drawing Fluid: Elevate the screen in a horizontal position so the silkscreen fabric is lifted above the work area. The screen should be fabric-side down. Then apply Screen Drawing Fluid onto the screen to the areas you want to print. After the Drawing Fluid is dry, use a squeegee to coat the entire screen with a thin, even layer of RSKG Screen Filler. When the Screen Filler is dry, spray cold water on both sides of the screen. The Screen Drawing Fluid will wash out and the Screen Filler will remain. Allow the screen to dry thoroughly before printing. When used independently: Elevate the screen in a horizontal position as described above, then paint the Screen Filler and Block Out onto the screen in the areas you want blocked out. Allow the screen to dry thoroughly before printing.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL SCREEN FILLERS
Before printing, completely air dry screen filler the same way you would dry your stencil.
Use filler for easier handling, for coverage with a single coating or with coarse mesh.
For direct emulsion and CDF Direct-Film stencils: Pour a small amount onto the border area of the fully processed and dried stencil on the printing side of the screen. Scrape it evenly into the mesh, using a piece of cardboard or plastic. Apply a second, "reinforcing" coat to the squeegee side of the screen, if necessary.
For Indirect System stencils: For best register and a strong "knit" between stencil and screen filler, apply the screen filler, as above, when the screen mesh is dry, but before the indirect film is completely dry. Apply the screen filler to the printing side of the screen, going over the edges of the backing sheet.
For touchups: Use full strength or thin with tap water and touch up as needed with either end of an artist's brush.
To remove: After ink removal, but before stencil removal, dissolve with water.
Air dries, so keep the cap on.