After coating a screen, it's time to expose and washout the screen. Dialing in screen exposure is no easy feat. In the latest videos, screen printing expert Colin Huggins goes over the tools you need to create optimal and to make solid, exposed screens. He'll also address nuances within the exposing and washout process and share ways to improve your darkroom procedures.Read now
May 28, 2020 Sage LarsonRead now
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.
April 12, 2017 Kaitlyn IngramRead now
Dialing in your exposure time is a bit like using the “Goldilocks Principle.” You know one extreme causes an underexposed screen, and another causes an overexposed screen, but figuring out what’s “just right” can often involve some risky trial and error. An Exposure step wedge calculator can help you choose the perfect duration. Using a film positive […]
December 1, 2015 Ryonet CollaboratorRead now
So, you’re struggling to dial in your exposure time. Welcome to the club. This is the most common issue we hear about at Ryonet. In fact, questions about exposure time come in from screen printers every day. Multiple times a day. Most of the time we suggest getting a step wedge test to really dial […]
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