Dip tanks, the screen reclaiming method of choice in the US, are attracting more interest in Europe. But why?
You just soak your screens in the tank of chemicals and rinse; right? With the increasing interest in this screen reclaim technique, we are being asked more and more about this process.
Dip tanks allow an all-in-one cleaner (a mixture of Aquawash and stencil remover, or a specialised stencil remover) to soften the stencil and ink at the same time, freeing you up to rinse and clean another screen whilst it is in the tank. Alternatively, you can use dip tanks separately with an Aquawash based product for the ink removal in one tank and a stencil remover for the stencil reclaim in another tank.
Before you re-fill your existing dip tank or consider purchasing your first dip tank, here are some of the common misunderstandings of this stencil reclaim process: