Murakami TXR Emulsion – Works With Waterbase, Discharge, Plastisol Inks


Introducing the Murakami TXR Emulsion – your key to superior screen printing outcomes. This emulsion is engineered to provide exceptional results across various printing applications, offering a seamless blend of ease of use, versatility, and top-notch performance.


SKU: MUR TXR Emulsion Category:


Murakami TXR Emulsion Key Features:

  • Ready-to-Use: The Murakami TXR Emulsion arrives pre-sensitized, eliminating the need for complex diazo mixing. This allows you to dive straight into your printing projects, saving you valuable time and effort.
  • Enhanced Exposure Time: Benefit from rapid exposure times with the Murakami TXR Emulsion. Its swift exposure characteristics speed up your production process, enabling quicker screen turnaround for high-volume demands.
  • Versatile Ink Compatibility: The TXR Emulsion is designed to accommodate a range of ink systems, including water-based, discharge, high-solid acrylic, and even plastisol. This adaptability ensures consistent, high-quality results regardless of the ink you’re using.
  • Outstanding Detail and Clarity: Experience the Murakami TXR Emulsion’s exceptional resolution and definition capabilities. Your prints will capture intricate details and produce sharp, well-defined lines and halftones.
  • Reliable Durability: Built for longevity, the Murakami TXR Emulsion demonstrates impressive on-press durability. It stands up to the rigors of printing, ensuring that your screens maintain their quality throughout your production runs.

Murakami TXR Emulsion Key Specifications:

  • Emulsion Type: Pink colored PVA-SBQ Pure Photopolymer Direct Emulsion
  • Sensitization: Pre-sensitized for immediate use
  • Exposure Time: Fast exposures, 3-5x faster than diazo-based emulsions
  • Ink Compatibility: Excellent for use with Plastisol, Discharge, and Water-based ink systems
  • Defect Reduction: Virtually pinhole and fish-eye free formulation
  • On-Press Durability: Extremely durable on press
  • Water-Based Ink Suitability: Suitable for use with water-based inks when hardened with Murakami Hardeners
  • Image Quality: Outstanding resolution and definition properties
  • Solids Content: 41%


Technical Specifications

Using Murakami TXR Emulsion: Step-by-Step Guide:

Unlock exceptional screen printing results with Murakami TXR Emulsion. Follow these simple steps for precise application and impeccable prints:

Required Materials:

  • Mesh degreaser
  • Murakami TXR Emulsion
  • Emulsion scoop coater
  • Clean drying cabinet
  • Exposure unit with photopositive
  • Lukewarm water source

How to Use Murakami TXR Emulsion:

Mesh Degreasing:

  1. Apply mesh degreaser to both sides of the mesh, creating a lather.
  2. Thoroughly rinse the screen and frame with water, allowing them to dry completely.

Coating Process:

  1. Position the screen on a stable surface, slightly tilted upwards.
  2. Pour a generous amount of Murakami TXR Emulsion into the scoop coater.
  3. Hold the scoop coater at a slight angle and apply the emulsion to the print side of the screen.
  4. Ensure even and consistent coverage with a smooth, steady pass.
  5. Flip the screen and use the scoop coater to apply one coat of emulsion to the squeegee side.
  6. For a thicker stencil, add more coats to the squeegee side while the emulsion is wet.
  7. Note: Applying one coat on each side of TXR is equivalent to four coats of wet-on-wet application with standard diazo-based emulsions.
  8. Allow the emulsion to fully dry between coats.

Drying in Level Position:

  1. Place the screen in a clean, dark drying cabinet.
  2. Ensure the screens are level with the print side facing down.
  3. Keep the cabinet temperature below 110 degrees Fahrenheit (43 degrees Celsius).
  4. Allow the emulsion to dry thoroughly before proceeding.

Positioning Film Positive:

  1. Place the film positive on the shirt side of the screen, ensuring it’s in contact with the emulsion.
  2. Expose the screen with your exposure unit.
  3. Exposure times may vary based on your light source and coating methods.
  4. Accurate exposure is crucial for optimal results. Use an exposure calculator to determine the ideal exposure time.
  5. Development: Gently spray both sides of the screen with lukewarm water. Wait about 30 seconds.
  6. Gently wash the print side until the image becomes fully visible. Thoroughly rinse both sides of the screen with water.
  7. Ensure the screen is completely dry before moving to the printing stage.


With the screen appropriately exposed and developed, you’re ready for the screen printing process.

Final Tips:

Handle the screen and emulsion in a light-safe environment to prevent premature exposure. Store Murakami TXR Emulsion in a cool, dry area to maintain its quality. By following these steps, you can harness the potential of Murakami TXR Emulsion to achieve exceptional screen printing outcomes. Elevate your prints using this premium emulsion and realize your creative vision with precision and confidence.

For optimal emulsion results, use an exposure calculator customized to your setup. Exposure times may differ based on factors such as coating technique, light source, emulsion type, and thickness. An exposure calculator ensures accurate exposure times, allowing you to fine-tune your emulsion process for outstanding screen printing results.

Facing challenges with screen exposure? Consult our emulsion troubleshooting page, offering insights into common issues and effective solutions. This comprehensive guide offers the support needed for consistent and successful screen printing results.

Emulsion Troubleshooting Guide

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