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Major things to know about screen printing

by Sophia Anderson Blogger
The screen printing is a very old and popular method of custom t-shirt printing also known as silkscreen printing. The entire process is simple and a variety of designs and patterns can be created on the t-shirts. Screen printing is cost-effective and it comes with a number of benefits. In this article, we are going to discuss the major facts about screen printing.

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Tools required for screen printing:

We have already discussed above, screen printing is an old t-shirt printing method. So, it does not require advanced tools and supplies. Common screen printing supplies include:

  • Screens
  • Frames
  • Sensitisers
  • Brushes
  • Pressurised water 
  • Transparent materials
  • Photo emulsion kits
  • A pitch-black room 
  • Pallet or flat material
  • Squeegees
  • Light sources
  • Inks

Apart from that, a small cardboard piece & wood is also used in this process. It can fit inside the garment properly.

What are the steps of screen printing?:

According to the experienced screen printing experts in Texas, the entire process is classified into 6 different steps. Each step is essential and they include:

  • Step 1:  In this step, the mesh count and the screen should be selected properly.
  • Step 2: After that, you have to cover the Screen with an emulsion  
  • Step 3: Once you have covered, dry the screen completely
  • Step 4: In this system, you should prepare the stencil 
  • Step 5: Expose the stencil to UV ray
  • Step 6: Now clean it properly with pressurised water

Types of mesh count screens:

A mesh count generally measures the total fibre numbers in 1 square inch. A screen with lower mesh count has wide openings that allow more ink to flow. Mesh count is classified into different types. They include:

25 to 40 mesh count screens: They are absolutely perfect for shimmer or glitter inks.

60 mesh count screens: They are mainly used for creating block numbers & letters such as athletic jerseys.

80 to 86 mesh count screens: 80 to 86 mesh count screens can be used for printing heavy-duty under bases.

110 to160 mesh count screens: These screens are extremely versatile & the very popular in silk screen printing on average.

180 to 200 mesh count screens: 180 to 200 mesh count screens are perfect to print detailed images in dark fabrics with light inks.
230 to 280 mesh count screens: These mesh count screens are ideal to print vivid designs with the help of lower mesh counts. 

The silk screen printing process is ideal for a large number of custom t-shirts. Reputable printing companies in Texas offer this t-shirt printing service at a reasonable price. 

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