(Quoted from James Ortolani, Contributing Writer for Impressions Magazine. Full Article Here.)
Computer-to-screen (CTS) imaging dramatically is changing the way we make screens for screen printing, similar to how photo emulsions changed the process years ago.
Prior to the introduction of photo emulsions, stencils for screen making were hand cut to allow ink to pass through the open areas of the mesh. Next came photo emulsion that require film positives to expose the screen.
Today, films still are widely used, but CTS imaging is eliminating the need to make film positives for screen making altogether. (Editor's Note: Some manufacturers refer to this process as direct-to-screen imaging or DTS.)
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