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Chromaline SUPER PHAT film is the ideal choice for screen printers wanting to give their designs a 3D look and feel, or wanting to add texture to your design. SUPER PHAT film works well for textile printers working with high density and special effects inks. Electronics and industrial printers will appreciate SUPER PHAT film’s ability to accomplish extreme stencil build-up.


  • Works with plastisol, solvent and UV inks
  • Fast exposures with excellent image quality
  • Ease of washout
  • Excellent build-up
  • Fast drying — with no “orange peel” effect
  • Transparent for easy registration
  • Extremely fast screen turn-around
  • Increased humidity resistance


Pro Tip: Doing high-density printing but want a crisp, sharp print edge?  Instead of using a single 400um stencil; use two screens with 200um of Super PHAT on each, with the same image.  Print the first one, flash cure, then print the second screen slightly higher.  This is known as "stacking" - see the matchstick print in the images above.


Pro Tip: Using a fluorescent exposure system?  Sorry, you probably won't get good results.  Ask another friendly shop who has a stronger exposure light, such as an LED, or even better, a metal halide unit.  Also, film positives produced from laser papers won't work - you need really good image density to block the extra UV required to cure through this thicker stencil.

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Handle under yellow safelight or low wattage tungsten lights. Avoid exposure to daylight, quartz/halogen lamps, cool white fluorescent lamps or discharge lamps.



Using Chroma/Clean™ mesh degreaser, work up a lather on both sides of mesh. Flood screen and frame thoroughly with garden type hose, then dry.



Stir or mix laminating emulsion according to instructions on emulsion user guide. Let emulsion stand at least two hours before using if diazo based.



Pre-cut the film to size, then remove the protective cover sheet. SUPER PHAT film has a protective cover sheet to help prevent pinholes by keeping dust, fingerprints and other debris from marring the film surface. TIP: The protective cover sheet can be easily removed from the film by using tape. Apply a piece of tape to the side that has a duller appearance. Then, gently pull the sheet from the film’s emulsion side.


  • COAT

Using the Direct/Indirect method, mount the film using a build-up board. Pour a bead of emulsion at one end of the screen. Using a round edge medium durometer squeegee, coat emulsion across the screen. Repeat coating up to 3 times


  • DRY

Thoroughly dry the screen using a dark, clean drying cabinet, then remove the carrier. You will know the film is dry when the carrier peels off easily. If the carrier makes any noise when being pulled off, or resists being pulled off, additional drying time is needed. Temperature should not exceed 110°F (43°C). Drying time will be approx. 1 1/2 hours. Thicker SUPER PHAT will take longer to dry.



Place emulsion side of photopositive in contact with print side of screen. Refer to the chart below for suggested exposure times.



Wet both sides of screen. Begin development with high pressure washer spray on print side, until image is fully open. Typical washout can range from 2-4 minutes. NOTE: Thicker films and certain artwork may require additional washout time.


  • DRY

Once development is completed, place the stencil into the drying cabinet for approximately 15 minutes or until the stencil turns from milky white to clear. Stencil must be completely dry prior to printing.



Reclaim by applying Chroma/Strip™ screen reclaimer to the squeegee side of screen. With a high pressure washer, spray the squeegee side of stencil. Discard any solid waste in the garbage.



Note: Exposure times are suggested only as a guide. Perform a step test to determine proper exposure times. Individual exposure times may vary depending upon equipment used, bulb age, and other shop conditions.


100 50 sec.
150 100 sec.
200 150 sec.
250 200 sec.
300 230 sec.
400 300 sec.
700 550 sec.


Exposure times were set for a 5KW unit at 40" (1 meter) from the frame using yellow mesh. *For additional processing methods and information, contact Chromaline for an interactive cd.

Shelf life is 24 months when stored at room temperature. To maximize shelf life, unexposed film should be stored in a closed container in a cool, dry area. Cut sheets must be stored flat to avoid wrinkling.


Coated, unexposed screens can be stored as long as one month in a clean, cool, dry and completely dark area.