Screen Printing Products

Based on our practical knowledge and technical understanding of the screenprinters’ needs, DEP offer a range of Pre-Press material for the preparation of Screen Printing Images.

This includes AstraJet inkjet printable film for Screen Positives, Astrasten Stencil films for block work and Ruby Red Masking Film.

DEP offers a range of Pre-Press material for the preparation of Screen printing images

Film Positives for Screen printing

InkJet Film – AstraJet


• Translucent polyester film for producing Inkjet Film Positives for Screen Printing and Negatives for Flexo Printing
• Prints directly from all popular aqueous and pigment inkjet printers such as Epson Stylus and Canon IPF. A cost effective method for producing Positives and Negatives
• Microporous coating -instant dry
• Excellent dimensional stability and registration accuracy. High UV density
• Total thickness: 135 microns
• Available in packs of 100 sheets or Rolls in all popular sizes

A4 – 210mm x 297mm

432mm x 30 Metres

A4+ – 230mm x 320mm

610mm x 30 Metres

A3 – 297mm x 420mm

914mm x 30 Metres

A3+ – 330mm x 483mm

1067mm x 30 Metres

1118mm x 30 Metres

1270mm x 30 Metres

1372mm x 30 Metres

1524mm x 30 Metres

Laser Printing Films

Laser / Dry Toner Printing Films

IC-MM Translucent

• Double matt translucent polyester film with a double-sided coating for maximum Toner ink acceptance and bonding. 100 microns (0.100mm)
• Antistatic treated. Both sides printable. Excellent dimensional stability
• Ideal for reproduction of High Contrast visuals, Graphic Arts, and Technical Drawings
• Available in packs of 100 sheets. A4 or A3 size.

IC-WMM White

• Double matt white polyester film with a double-sided coating for maximum Toner ink acceptance and bonding. 125 microns (0.125mm)
• Antistatic treated. Both sides printable.
• Roll width 1300mm.

Masking Films


DEP’s environmentally friendly aqueous ASTRASTRIP or Masking Film is formulated for the art/camera and photo stencil preparation departments for cutting masks and positives either by hand or with a digital plotter.

Astrastrip Film

ASTRASTRIP film has a UV opaque membrane coated onto a clear polyester base. Images are produced by cutting through the ruby coloured membrane, then weeding out any non-image areas.

Astrastrip Ruby Red: RT4S

Astrastrip Ruby Red is supplied with a stronger 100micron elasticated membrane that is resistant to snapping or tearing, enabling easy weeding for reducing down-time. Specially formulated for screen printers, RT4S is ideal for CAD cutters and plotters where more intricate detail is required.

Astrastrip PG5 Green

PG5, a 125 micron highly transparent green UV mask that is a partner for RT4S when multiple colour sets are required.


Stencil Films

Astrasten – Produce Block work Stencils in 30 minutes

Astrasten are polyester based stencil films that are both low cost and quick and easy to use. Superb print quality is attained without the use of dark room or photographic chemicals. The stencils can be hand or machine cut; the cutting quality of the membrane permits easy weeding.

Astrasten Green

Astrasten Green is a Low Cost solvent adhering knife-cut stencil film specifically developed for Screen print water-based inks. The green membrane is coated on to a 75 micron polyester base film. It is quick and simple to cut, either by hand or by plotter and has excellent weeding properties.  Astrasten Green is adhered to the screen using a special activator and roller.

Astrasten Blue

Astrasten Blue film is aqueous-coated and therefore suitable for all solvent screen process inks. It is designed to withstand solvent-based screen washes allowing the stencil to be re-used many times; its’ durability allows long runs to be achieved.  Astrasten Blue activator and roller provides excellent adhesion to nylon, polyester, and stainless steel mesh.

For Application Instructions for Blue and Green versions refer to Product Data Sheets.

Astrasten offers users:

- Fast make-ready – from cutting to printing in as little as 30 minutes.

- Fast removal and no staining of mesh.

- Supplied as a tough, durable transparent membrane that is supported on a 75 micron polyester base.

- Anti-static non-stick surface. The matt surface allows trouble-free printing onto cling-type vinyl.

- Perfect whenever rapid stencil changes are required.

- Low cost process. Astrasten is a practical option for screen making work in School and College Art departments

Available in roll lengths of 10 Metres, 25 Metres and 50 Metres in the following widths.

610mm, 762mm, 1067mm and 1270mm.