Cost Details

Prices used for all cost calculations are Australian dollar values. GST exclusive cost used, unless marked otherwise. All costs valued at published price list or prices displayed online as at 1st July 2011.

 

EZIscreen and StencilPro Cost Breakdown

StencilPro costs taken from www.NEHOCdirect.com/shop/EZIscreen

A StencilPro sheet allows 2 x A5 and 1 x A4 design

A StencilPro Roll (279x432mm) allows 4 x A5, 2 x A4 design and 1 x A3

No cleaners, sensitizers, coatings or further emulsions are required for use

Product StencilPro Standard StencilPro HiRes
2 sheet pack (218x279mm/ 8x11") A5=$7.45 | A4=$14.90 A5=$8.30 | A4=$16.60
5 sheet pack (218x279mm/ 8x11") A5=$6.98 | A4=$13.96 A5=$7.80 | A4=$15.60
10 sheet pack (218x279mm/ 8x11") A5=$6.59 | A4=$13.18 A5=$7.35 | A4=$14.70
1 Roll (279x432mm/ 11x17") A5=$7.95 | A4=$15.90 | A3=$31.80 A5=$8.35 | A4=$16.70 | A3=$33.40

 

Application Time Elapsed Time
Print artwork onto transparency <1 minute <1 minute
Expose screen using sunlight 30 seconds 1 minute 30 seconds
Soak film in water 10 minutes 11 minutes 30 seconds
Rinse film to remove emulsion (low pressure/ tap water) 1 minute 12 minutes 30 seconds
Expose to sunlight to develop and harden film (make permanent) 30 seconds 13 minutes
Mount to frame 1 minute 14 minutes

 

 

 

Thermal Cost Breakdown

Thermal costs taken from www.NEHOCdirect.com/shop/screen-printing/screenmaster

Print Lamps used per screen are 2 x A5 @ $5.80, 4 x A4 @ $11.60 and 8 x A3 design @ $23.20

Mesh grade for all systems is 70Mesh

No cleaners, sensitizers, coatings or further emulsions are required for use

 

Thermal: Print Lamps

Products have been prices from a single source to maintain consistency of product and pricing.
Note: RISO Print Lamps have discontinued manufacture and remain available only whilst current stocks last.

Product Costs Total Cost Per application Cost Per Screen
Print Lamps Pack 10 @ $29.00 A5=2 | A4=4 | A3=8 A5=$5.80 | A4=$11.60 | A3=$23.20
RISO ScreenMaster 70Mesh 1Mx30cm(W) @ $22.00 A5=10 | A4=5 | A3=2 A5=$2.20 | A4=$4.40 | A3=$11.00
Artwork Clean-Up Paper 30M @ $6.60 A5=150 | A4=75 | A3=34 A5=$0.04 | A4=$0.09 | A3=$0.19

 

Application Time Elapsed Time
Print carbon based artwork onto plain paper 1 minute 1 minute
Artwork Clean-Up Process using Artwork Clean-Up Paper 7 minutes 8 minutes
Expose Screen using Print Lamps 4 minutes 12 minutes
Mount to frame 1 minute 13 minutes
Check for pinholes and correct as required 5 minutes 18 minutes

 

Thermal: A4 and A3 Thermal-Copier

Products have been prices from a single source to maintain consistency of product and pricing.

Product Costs Total Cost Per application Cost Per Screen
Artwork Clean-Up Paper 30M @ $6.60 A5=150 | A4=75 | A3=34 A5=$0.04 | A4=$0.09 | A3=$0.19
RISO ScreenMaster 70Mesh 20Mx30cm(W) @ $345.00 A5=200 | A4=100 | A3=46.5 A5=$1.73 | A4=$3.45 | A3=$7.42

 

Application Time Elapsed Time
Print carbon based artwork onto plain paper 1 minute 1 minute
Clean-Up Artwork 2 minutes 3 minutes
Expose screen using Thermal-Copier <1 minute 4 minutes
Mount to frame 1 minute 5 minutes
Check for pinholes and correct if required 2 minutes 7 minutes

 

Thermal: GOCCOPRO Digital Screen Maker

Products have been prices from a single source to maintain consistency of product and pricing.

Product Costs Total Cost Per application Cost Per Screen
Digital ScreenMaster 70Mesh 12Mx32cm(W) @ $256.00 A5=86 | A4=46 | A3=29 A5=$2.13 | A4=$4.27 | A3=$9.12

 

Application Time Elapsed Time
Send artwork from computer to GOCCOPRO Machine and create 1 minute 1 minute
Mount to frame 1 minute 2 minutes

 

 

Emulsion Cost Breakdown

Speedball, frame and emulsion costs taken from Newtown Art Supplies, Artmaterials.com.au, and GJS Machinery websites

Speedball Diazo 8oz Photo Emulsion Kit cost (kit cost averaged across 6 small or 4 large screens)

Commercial photochemical costs taken from GJS Machinery, frame costs from Newtown Art Supplies website

Additional screen cleaners/ degreasers, emulsion sensitizers, emulsion and frame costs

 

Emulsions: Speedball using Diazo Emulsions

Products have been prices from a single source to maintain consistency of product and pricing.

Product Costs Total Cost Per application Cost Per Screen
Screen Cleaner 16oz/ 473ml @ $30.85 6 (75ml) $4.92
Emulsion Sensitizer 2oz/ 59ml @ $12.70 12 (5ml) $1.08
Photo Emulsion 32oz/ 946ml @ $43.60 12 (75ml) $3.46
Stencil Reclaimer 8oz/ 236ml @ $25.40 <5 ( 50ml) $5.38
Frame - A4 8x10"     $36.75
Frame - A3 12x15"     $52.30

 

Application Time Elapsed Time
Degrease and dry silk screen (min.) 30 minutes 30 minutes
Mix Sensitizer with emulsion (remove all air bubbles) 5 minutes 35 minutes
Tape frame and insert pins to hold up when drying 2 minutes 37 minutes
Coat Screen with emulsion and allow to dry (fan dried) (min.) 2 hours 15 minutes 2 hours 52 minutes
Recoat the bottom side of the screen with emulsion and allow to dry (min.) 2 hours 15 minutes 5 hours 7 minutes
Prepare artwork onto film 1 minute 5 hours 8 minutes
Expose screen (150W incandescent bulb) 45 minutes 5 hours 53 minutes
Washout emulsion (high pressure hose) and dry screen 10 minutes 6 hours 3 minutes
Check for pinholes and correct as required 5 minutes 6 hours 8 minutes

The above process and exposure time taken direct from the Speedball Instruction Sheet - view now . .

* Same frame is used for A5 & A4 as screens are not manufactured smaller than A4 (8x10")

We highly recommend you check the prices yourself in blogs, forums and websites for speedball and photo emulsion costings as depending on exposure equipment used and emulsion brand, costs can vary greatly.

 

Emulsions: Commercial/ Photosensitive

Same brand of product (Fotechem) has been used for all items to maintain consistency of product and pricing.

Product Costs Total Cost Per application Cost Per Screen
Screen Degreaser 1 Litre @ $32.00 10 ( 100ml) $3.20
Emulsion Hardener 1 Kg @ $25.00 40 ( 25g) $0.63
Emulsion 4.5Kg @ $138.00 45 ( 100ml) $3.07
Stencil Remover 1 Litre @ $26.10 5 ( 200ml) $2.61
Frame - A4 8x10" $36.75   $36.75
Frame - A3 12x15" $52.30   $52.30
Haze Remover 5 Litre @ $127.00 25 ( 200ml) $5.08

 

Application Time Elapsed Time
Degrease and dry silk screen (min.) 30 minutes 30 minutes
Mix Sensitizer with emulsion (remove all air bubbles) 5 minutes 35 minutes
Tape frame and insert pins to hold up when drying 3 minutes 38 minutes
Coat Screen with emulsion and allow to dry (fan dried) (min.) 30 minutes 1 hour 8 minutes
Recoat the bottom side of the screen with emulsion and allow to dry (min.) 30 minutes 1 hour 38 minutes
Prepare artwork onto film 5 minutes 1 hour 43 minutes
Expose screen <10 minutes 1 hour 53 minutes
Washout emulsion (high pressure hose) and dry screen 15 minutes 2 hour 3 minutes
Check for pinholes and correct if required 2 minutes 2 hour 5 minutes

 

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