Artwork Protection Film (APF)
- Artwork Protection Film
- Upto 600mm wide
Pricing according to material and size - please enquire
Protect Your Business from Lost Productivity Due To Damage of Artwork
As a regular customer of Photo Data / JD Photo-Tools, you’ll know how valuable and important it is to keep the films that we supply clean and damage free. It’s not always easy, especially with photographic emulsion being difficult to clean and easily damaged if handled incorrectly.
Project deadlines are always too close. You can’t afford to lose downtime and productivity waiting for replacement films and artworks. By choosing film lamination protection, you protect your project from possible delays - keeping customers happy!
We now have a solution – Artwork Protection Film (APF).
APF is a laminated film that is applied to the emulsion side of the film, creating a barrier protection. This not only provides a mechanical barrier to protect the film from scratches, abrasions, pinholes and contaminants such as inks and resists, but it also creates an easy to clean surface that is antistatic and repels most airborne particles. APF also help prevent chemical damage to photo-plotted films that may occur during use, handling, storage and even cleaning. The powerful barrier protection, both clear and thin, offers high light transmission and low haze.
The APF is added by cold lamination process, after acclimatisation of the films within our controlled environment. The lamination process includes a HEPA filter with tack rollers to ensure a clean process and to ensure no particles are trapped under the protective cover. Because the protective laminate is only 6um thick, it will not cause exposure problems or spread for typical applications. Where very fine line artworks are required (< 25um) we recommend exposure trials beforehand.
- Reduce Remake Costs
- Reduce Delays
- Improve Inspection Times
- Improve Throughput
- 6um Barrier Film
- Easy to Clean
- Prevents Contamination
- Reproduces Fine Lines
- Prevents Scratches
- Prevents Pinholes
- Low Haze
- Dimensionally Stable
- Visually Transparent
- Cleanroom compatible
- No Curl
- 99.99% HEPA filter
• Visually transparent film that can exhibit a slight iridescence when viewed in reflective light.
• Less than 6μ reduction in linewidths when used in typical PCB exposure application
• SEM analysis reveals a more positive foot/ lineedge versus non-protected dry film resist.
• Slipcoat resists scratches and deterioration by chemical solvents
• 6μm Polyester
• 2.7μm Adhesive
• 2% haze (APF-L)
• 88% light transmission (APF-L)
• Initial Peel Silver Halide: ~250 grams per linear inch
• Resistant tested for solvents and PCB chemicals