mesh count for polyester and nylon

mesh count for polyester and nylon from MeshFiltration Co.,Ltd

By: MeshFiltration Co.,Ltd  21-03-2011
Keywords: Wire Mesh, Stainless Steel Wire Mesh, Polyester Mesh

When you start out screen printing you can probably get away with using the same screen for most all of your projects but as you advance and start to demand superior quality results from your work you might want to consider using different screens with different mesh counts for different kinds of projects.Honestly, I use the same mesh count for most of my projects and the same mesh colour, 110 and white. On occasion I choose a higher mesh count for printing small text prints that I use for my labels but still that’s only 156. Otherwise, my projects are predominantly on fabric so I use a 110 mesh count on most occasions. (I once borrowed a screen from someone which was at least a 300 mesh count and I struggled my whole way through printing my work because I was using a fabric substrate- almost pulled my hair out!) But I do recognize that my readers will be experimenting with all sorts of screen printing applications so here’s a short list of what you might want to use for a specific project. This could also help you trouble shoot if you run into problems with your print quality- you can look here to see if you are using the right mesh count. Here it is. Have fun and Good luck! Mesh Recommendations by Application Graphics printing Line artwork 230 –305 Halftone screens up to 70 lines/in. 305–380 Halftone screens from 70-133 lines/in. 380 –420 Objects (plastics, etc.) Opaque areas 255–305 Halftone and fine lines 305–420 Garment printing Glitter 25–60 Flock adhesive 45–125 Puff-up colors 55–125 Overprint 80 –110 Pigment ink printing,areas/lines 110 –175 Plastisol transfer 125–305 Universal fabric 125 Plastisol direct 125–305 Pigment inks, half-tone 155–255 Sublimation transfer 195–305 Textiles, flat films Heavy décor fabrics (terry cloth, denim) 45–123 Smooth, dense fabrics (table cloths, curtains) 110–155 Light, porous material 195–305 Ceramics Glaze printing, coarse, embossed effect 15–55 Glaze printing, medium to fine 55–155 In and under-glaze (direct printing) 110–255 Decals Areas/lines 195–380 Fine lines/half-tone 255–420 Gold and luster inks 305–420 Glass Automotive glass Black surrounds for rear/side windows 125–195 Antennas 195–255 Silver paste (defroster) 195–255 Architectural glass Windows, doors 55–195 Mirrors 195–305 Cosmetic bottles Inks 195–305 Precious metals 305–380 Beverage Bottles, glasses 125–305 Household Ovens, etc. (masks) 110 –175 Ovens, etc. (lines and half-tones) 195–255 Lampshades, furniture 125–255 Advertising Shop signs 110 –195 Printed circuit boards Overlay solder mask 30 –45 Photosensitive solder mask 60 –175 Membrane keypads and overlays Insulation lacquer 90 –175 Silver conductive paste 125–175 Adhesive 125–195 Transparent windows 305

Keywords: mesh fabric, Nylon Mesh, Polyester Mesh, Stainless Steel Wire Mesh, Wire Mesh,

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