100% polyester monofilament 160 mesh screen printing mesh fabricOur most popular and versatile mesh count! 160 meshscreen printing mesh offers great ink coverage while still being able to hold medium to high detail. Most thick inks will still pass through this mesh with ease, and thin inks will be able to hold their d
Our most popular and versatile mesh count! 160 mesh screen printing mesh offers great ink coverage while still being able to hold medium to high detail. Most thick inks will still pass through this mesh with ease, and thin inks will be able to hold their detail without bleeding. If you're printing black on white and white on black, and only wanting to use one screen, we recommend 160 mesh
160 mesh screen printing mesh details
|Silk Screen Printing
|Place of Origin
|Hebei, China (Mainland)
Selecting Proper Mesh Count in Screen Printing
If you are relatively new to the screen printing process, determining screen mesh count can be a confusing and un-scientific process - often for more experienced printers it is considered more of an experienced art form. It is an important factor in determining the amount of screen printing ink that will be deposited as well as the amount of detail the screen can hold.
The mesh size is measured by how many threads there are per square inch. For Example, an 86 mesh screen has 86 threads per square inch. The higher the mesh count, the finer the holes are in the screen allowing finer detail but also reduces the amount of ink you can deposit. The size of the mesh has a lot to do with how thick the ink you are using is. How detailed your image is also a consideration in the mesh count selection.
If you have a design with extremely high detail, a lower mesh screen won't hold the fine lines or dots in the image and they will simply not show up causing a lack of detail in the finished product. On the other hand, if you are trying to print a thicker ink (such as white) through too high of a screen mesh, barely any ink will print through the mesh as the holes are too small. You may notice that different companies have slightly different sizes available. If the mesh count is fairly close, such as 156 vs 160, 196 vs 200, or 81 vs 86, the difference is so small that it doesn't matter because you won't see a significant difference in your final product.