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Selecting the Screen Printing Fabric Mesh for Your Design

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How do you know you're selecting the appropriate screen printing mesh (fabric) for the design you need to burn on your silkscreen frame. This first sentence is a mouthful, and depending on your level of experience not an easy question to answer.  As a general rule, you would like to select the mesh count that capture all the detail of your design while putting down the most amount of ink while printing. The higher the mesh count, the better the image detail, the lower the ink flow, AND the faster the ink will clog in your silkscreen. So how do you know...

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Aluminum Screen Printing Frames - Advantages & Types | Holden's Screen Supply

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  Screen printing is a process of printing graphics or images on fabrics, glass, paper, ceramics, metals, as well as wood. This process of printing is simple and done with the help of screen printing screens or mesh. They are placed onto the screen printing frame on which the stencil is applied.  The screen printing technique might seem complicated to beginners, but it is pretty easy and compatible with a wide variety of products. A lot of professionals consider screen printing to be the best option for printing two or more colors. With the help of distinct colors and inks,...

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What's the Best Emulsion to Use for Screen Printing?

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Photo emulsions for screen printing come in 3 primary forms. Determining the most appropriate photo emulsion to use, is directly correlated to the ink system you will be printing with.  So if your print job calls for a limited run of water based prints, and you are a plastisol printer using a plastisol photo emulsion, you can stick with the emulsion you are comfortable with.  However, if you get an order for a large run of water based dischargeable prints, then you should seriously consider a water resistant photo emulsion. Water resistant emulsion for printing with water based screen printing...

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Screen Printing Frames: Wood vs. Aluminum, Which to Choose and Why

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Screen Printing Frames come in wood and aluminum. There are advantages and disadvantages of each, find out which you need here! Plus learn about mesh sizes, cleaning and more! Holden's Screen Supply - Shop and Save!

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What is emulsion screen printing

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Emulsion screen printing essentially means that you coat your silkscreen with photo emulsion.  This process is a little messy for beginners, but as you become more proficient your completed silk screens will take on a nice uniform professional look. To properly apply your photo emulsion to your silkscreen, it is recommended that you utilize a scoop coater to evenly apply the photo emulsion to your silkscreen. The emulsion application process should be done in a nice smooth even coat on the print side of the silkscreen.  3 Steps to Coating your Silkscreen with Emulsion The screen should be held at a 45...

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