CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ Free Shipping
+ Free Shipping
+ $6.89 shipping
Speedball Art Products 4559 Diazo Photo Emulsion Kit
- Photo emulsion is best for creating detailed or photographic type stencils for screen printing.
- Speedball’s Diazo Photo Emulsion is a 2-step process where the photo emulsion needs to be “activated.” To activate, the photo emulsion, sensitizer needs to be added. The sensitizer is a very thick oil and needs water to create the right consistency for adding it to the photo emulsion. (The sensitizer bottle will feel unfilled, but don’t worry it is not empty!)
- No need for a light safe environment or darkroom! Mix photo emulsion under normal light conditions.
- Set contains 1 each of the following: 6.6oz (195ml) Diazo Photo Emulsion; 2.12g Diazo Sensitizer; 8oz (237ml) Diazo Photo Emulsion Remover and Instructions.
- Conforms to ASTM D-4236.
Frequently bought together
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Customers who bought this item also bought
Have a question?
Find answers in product info, Q&As, reviews
Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question.
"Speedball's Diazo Photo Emulsion is ideal for creating detailed or photographic stencils for screen printing. No need for a light safe environment or dark room! Set contains 1 each of the following: 6.6oz (195ml) Diazo Photo Emulsion; 2.12g Diazo Sensitizer; 8oz (237ml) Diazo Photo Emulsion Remover and Instructions. "
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
The emulsion itself is easy to work with: goes on very smoothly, dries quickly, and exposes evenly and pretty accurately to the included time guide. Also included in the kit is a large bottle of screen cleaner, which works exceptionally well to clean out screens that have been left emulsified even up to a year! I always run out of emulsion before screen cleaner - it seems like they could balance the proportions of the two components a little more evenly. My only complaint about this product is it's a little pricey compared to buying in bulk or purchasing the chemicals separately. I can get about 2-3 full screen coverages per emulsion bottle which is great for a hobbyist not printing often, but may use up quickly for someone printing more.
Speedball Diazo Photo Emulsion Kit
As for operation, when the sensatizer is added to the emulsion it turns a good medium (not quite emerald) green and will turn back to blue after it cooks out when you burn the stencil. Look for a light-medium blue hue and the uncooked parts under the negative image should have a yellow, jaundace like hue to them. When cleaning out the emmulsion make sure to wipe up messes immediately as the emulsion leaves yellow stains on nearly every surface known to man, including porcelin and the steel rim around my sink. Trial and error for new users will happen, just don't leave emulsion in a screen for a long period of time if you don't want a permenant stencil, and clean the screen completely before letting it dry if you don't want a permenant stencil (yes the emulsion remover may make the emulsion impossible to remove. Don't ask me how, I failed mad science 101).
I've moved on to buying this is bigger bulks but I highly recommend this if you're doing a few screens for just family or w.e. (10 or so) and or starting out.
The emulsion remover works great if you follow the instructions and apply it to a dry screen and don't add any water to the screen until it's had a chance to work. I had an issue once, but it was my fault that I had gotten the screen wet too soon. I use a small fingernail scrubber brush to work it into the screen and it removes the emulsion easily, even when I've left an image on a screen for over a year.