NOTE: MagiCote scoop coaters are customizable and made to order. Each item, End Cap pair and MagiCote Scoop Coater Edge option must be placed in the cart separately to receive a fully assembled scoop coater.
NOTE: Scoop coaters are made to order and length must be chosen in inches with a minimum of 3" to a maximum of 96".
Our MagiCote scoop coater makes direct emulsion coatings smooth and consistent. Precision-extruded anodized aluminum won't corrode and will last for years - go ahead and use your stencil remover solution to get dried emulsion off. Dual-edge profiles allows you apply more or less emulsion per stroke; providing you more control of the stencil thickness for optimum ink control.
Sharp Edge - ideal for higher mesh counts for thinner stencils and higher resolution printing.
Round Edge - ideal for faster stencil buildup when printing bolder artwork, high density or other specialty printing. Also ideal for courser mesh counts for less resistance against the mesh.
Includes a plastic cover to protect edges when not in use.
#1 - The coater edges are most critical - any nick/gouge/dip in them and you will have variations in your final print. Trying to repair/smooth the edges never works; it only gets worse. This is a critical TOOL in screen making; buy a new one!
#2 - Use two hands! For the most even coatings (up/down and side-to-side), holding the coater with both hands yields better results.
#3 - Don't go too fast! Emulsions are fairly slow to flow; therefore, to avoid getting air bubbles trapped in mesh opening. A textile frame normally takes 6 to 10 seconds from bottom to top.
#4 - ALWAYS do a final coat from the SQUEEGEE SIDE. This pushes the emulsion through to the print side which is where the ink gasket is made.