SR2000™ Photo Resist Film
$42.08 - $1,609.27
SR2000™ is simply the industry’s sturdiest sandcarving film. It is user-friendly; non-stick formulation that you can trust to withstand the demands of your deepest etches and hardest surfaces. Known as “Original Blue,” SR2000 is a legacy product that has earned a loyal fan base among Rayzist customers. Use it for glass, wood, stone, ceramic, granite, marble, soft metals, and curved or flat surfaces. SR2000™ patented non-stick surface streamlines processing, without limiting your ability to carve fine details and compelling etches on a variety of materials. SR2000™ is the preferred photoresist film when a high tack bond is required to secure the photomask to substrate. This high tack bond is ideal for unpolished, porous, uneven natural stone surfaces.
SR2000™ patented non-stick surface streamlines processing, without limiting your ability to carve fine details and compelling etches on a variety of materials. SR2000™ is the preferred photoresist film when a high tack bond is required to secure the photomask to substrate. This high tack bond is ideal for unpolished, porous, uneven natural stone surfaces.
What is the difference between SR2000™ and SR3000™ Photoresist Film?
SR2000™ has no adhesive in the film and RZ2 adhesive must be applied by brush. SR3000™ is a Self-Stick film that is pressure sensitive.
Why use SR2000™ Photoresist Film over SR3000™ Self-Stick film?
SR2000™ is often used for aggressive blasting and unpolished surfaces. SR2000™ is available in thicker material for deep sandcarving. SR3000™ commonly
used for glass, crystal, metal or polished surfaces.
Is adhesive required with SR2000™ Photoresist Film?
A – SR2000™ Photoresist film requires an application of RZ2 brush-on adhesive or RZ3 spray-on adhesive.
B – RZ3 adhesive is used in an Automotive or a Touch Up Spray Gun sprayer. A spray booth with filtration system is recommended with RZ3 adhesive.
How much adhesive is required to use with SR2000™ Photoresist Film?
Generally a light layer of RZ2 adhesive is sufficient for sandcarving. For unpolished and porous surfaces, apply an extra layer or more of adhesive as needed for the project.
What is the best method for applying RZ2 brush-on adhesive?
Use a paint brush not a foam brush to apply a light coat of adhesive to photomask. Apply an even coat of adhesive and let dry. Adhesive will appear white and turn clear when dry. Clean brush after use of adhesive.
How do you determine what mil thickness to use of SR2000™ Photoresist Film?
The recommended Mil thickness of photoresist film depends on the detail of the artwork and the required blasting depth for the project.
5Mil – is for bolder artwork and lettering. Moderate to deep stage carving is recommended when using 5Mil photoresist film; works best with wine bottles, ceramic, multi-stage carving, stone, tile, and granite surfaces.
6Mil – is designed for bold artwork and lettering. The 6Mil is perfect for deep carving on stone, tile, granite and natural stone. The 6Mil is the preferred thickness for carving pet memorials and donor recognition projects.
9Mil – is designed for bold artwork and lettering. It is durable to handle a high pressure sandcarve for a deep carve with a coarse grit. The 9Mil is often used by monument sandblasters.
Manufacturer Direct Film Support
Rayzist produces all photoresist films in USA since 1983.
SR2000™ Photo Resist film is durable and will endure high pressure blasting with a coarse abrasive.
Light Safe Tolerant
No darkroom needed.
SR2000™ Photo Resist can be used on many surface types.
One to one image transfer.
Exposure times are low for SR2000™ Photo Resist Film.
The washout process is streamlined for maximum efficiency. Provide a ready to use mask quickly.
No need to struggle with carrier release.
Determine the bond strength for the project. Apply RZ2 brush-on adhesive to photomask stencil. RZ2 adhesive provides a strong tack for the photo resist stencil to adhere to unpolished surfaces or an aggressive sandblast. RZ3 spray on adhesive is also available.
SR2000™ Photo Resist film in 5 Mil & 6Mil is ideal for metal, powder coated metal, acrylic, glass and wood materials.
SR2000™ Photo Resist film in 6Mil & 9Mil is ideal for natural stone and uneven surfaces. Sandblast depth into granite, brick, pavers, tile and all stone materials.
Monument Standard Depth
Use SR2000™ 9Mil Photo Resist Film to sandblast depth on memorial stones.
Fast Clean Up
No solvents needed.
Expose SR2000™ to printed artwork with Letralite Unit, washout exposed photoresist and apply adhesive once dry. Apply RZ2 brush-on or RZ3 spray-on adhesive to the dry surface. Add a light to heavy layer of adhesive depending on the desired bond strength needed for substrate. Apply photomask to substrate and sandcarve.
Aluminum Oxide or Silicon Carbide is the preferred abrasive to use with SR2000™ photoresist film. The recommended grit size 120grit to 220grit.
Color Fill Application
SR2000™ Photoresist Film allows a color fill application after sandcarving. Just leave the photomask on the substrate after the surface is etched and add a spray or hand paint application. Remove the photomask after the paint has dried.
SR2000™ is a UV light sensitive photoresist film. Sunlight will expose the SR2000™ film. SR2000™ can be handled under fluorescent lighting for a limited time or under yellow lighting with no limitations. SR2000™ is a water-soluble film. SR2000™ has a one year expiration date from the time of purchase.
Why am I experiencing long washouts with SR2000™ Photoresist Film?
A – The SR2000™ is a light sensitive film. Do not wash film outside, indirect or direct UV light will expose film at a fast rate. If the photoresist film is exposed to UV light, then the film will not washout.
B – It is important to use the Rayzist hand sprayer to washout the photoresist film. The Rayzist hand sprayer produces a pressurized fan spray which is important for developing film. The distance from the Rayzist hand sprayer and washout board should be 1 – 2”. Wash in strokes from top to bottom of photomask.
C – The film print must be opaque not allowing any light to pass through the artwork image.
D – Exposure time on a Letralite™ unit is 20 seconds and Luminex 1422 is 6 seconds for 3Mil, 4Mil, & 5Mil, 25 seconds for 6Mil and 40 seconds for 9Mil. If the photoresist film is exposed for a longer period than the film will be began to absorb light and become difficult to washout.
Will the Rayzist hand sprayer provide enough pressure to washout 9Mil Photoresist Film?
The Rayzist hand sprayer will washout SR2000™ 9Mil. It is ideal for smaller surface area but may not be ideal for larger surface areas. A higher-pressure output sprayer will provide a faster washout.
How can I tell if my print is dark enough for the process?
A – Hold your print up to cylinder on the Letralite Unit and turn on the light. Confirm there is no light is passing through the artwork image. If light is passing through double check your print settings to ensure you have the darkest print setting possible.
B – Color laser printers are not recommended as they do not print a true black and as well as most laser printers. Inkjet printers are highly recommended for this process.