Choosing the right frame and screen printing frame mesh count

Do you ever get confused between US and UK mesh counts? Take a look at this screen printing mesh count chart, you can always save it or maybe print it out for reference in the future. Choosing the right screens and screen printing screen mesh counts.

Do you ever get confused between US and UK mesh counts?

Take a look at this screen printing mesh count chart, you can always save it or maybe print it out for reference in the future. 

screen printing mesh count chart,

Choosing the right screens and screen printing screen mesh  counts. 

Our standard screens are aluminium framed, as it provides the durability and longevity needed when printing large runs. Also, when exposing frames to water in a dip tank or washout booth aluminum frames will not warp (unline wooden frames) ensuring you keep flat frame and mesh. Aluminum frames can also be stretched and re-stretched many times, therefore making the process more cost effective. 

If you are stuck on which mesh count to choose just remember; higher mesh count = higher detail. The higher the mesh count means the finer the threads and holes are in the screen. The size of the mesh has a lot to do with how detailed your image is and the viscosity of the ink. 

110/43t: Considered to be a course-medium screen, this is known as the mesh that does all! It’s a highly popular mesh for general screen printing but not used for very fine detailed prints. Good for printing text and solid prints. 

156/62t: This is considered to be a medium screen mesh count. It’s most commonly used for printing onto light colored fabrics with regular detail and medium ink deposit. 

230/90t: This one is a fine screen mesh count for printing onto white or light colours and gives a soft hand feel. Good for high detailed designs and large halftones. Not recommended for four colour process.

305/120t: A very fine screen printing mesh count used for highly detailed prints and fine halftones.

If you are still unsure on which screen printing mesh count to use we are always here to help. Give us a call on +8613803219803 or email sales@macrokun.com 

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