Different mesh counts are used for different applications in the screen printing process. What is mesh count? Well, mesh count is a measure of how many threads of polyester (used to be silk, centuries ago, hence ‘silkscreening’) cross each other per square inch of the screen. For example, a 110 mesh screen would have 110 threads crossing per square inch. The higher the mesh count, the finer the holes are in the screen.
February 19, 2019 Colin HugginsRead now
Its that time of year again. There is a bite to the air, frost on your car windows, there might even be a dusting of snow outside your front door. Or, as I write this, airports could be shut down...
November 8, 2018 Ryonet CollaboratorRead now
There are several types of emulsions out there on the market, so how do you decide on which emulsion is best for you? First, you must ask yourself a few questions: 1. What experience level do I have with screen printing? Am I a beginner, intermediate or pro? 2. What type of exposure unit do […]
April 10, 2018 Shawn ZimmermanRead now
Coating screens with emulsion when you are first beginning your screen printing journey can be difficult and frustrating. Here, Ryan takes us through the 5 most common mistakes beginners make and how to fix them. At Ryonet we love to educate first. With classes across the U.S., online design courses and thousands of how-to videos; […]
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April 14, 2016 Ryonet CollaboratorRead now
Emulsion takes a special kind of beating when printing water based and discharge ink. Print after print, the edges of your stencil start to get soft and wavy. Your crisp prints soon become fuzzy. It’s a slow battle between the ink and the emulsion, and it occurs because of the high water content in both […]