The Importance of Screen Tension: Introducing the BASELAYR Tension Meter
In the world of screen printing, precision is key. One of the most overlooked yet crucial aspects of the process is the tension of the mesh. Did you know that a whopping 95% of printing issues are directly related to mesh tension? Screens with low tension fail to pop off the garment as they should, leading to problems with off-contact and inconsistent prints. While 25 newtons of tension is considered the "gold standard," how can you be sure your screen meets this benchmark?
Enter the BASELAYR Tension Meter.
Why You Need the BASELAYR Tension Meter
1. Precision and Accuracy: The jeweled movement of the meter ensures accuracy to +/- 1% for the full scale of the dial. It measures from 0 – 130 N/cm and even comes with its own calibration certificate. This meter is made to AGD design specifications, ensuring you get the most accurate reading every time.
2. Durability: Built for the rigors of the production floor, the tension meter boasts a steel base and a heavy-duty aluminum indicator case. Its engineered design offers greater resistance to impacts and jarring, ensuring longevity and consistent performance.
3. Easy Calibration: With the provided calibration glass, setting up the meter is a breeze. If the reading isn't zero, simply adjust the indicator manually.
4. Comprehensive Readings: To get a full picture of your mesh's tension, place the meter in the center of the screen. It will read the mesh direction perpendicular to the metal reading rod. Rotate the meter by 90 degrees to gauge the other direction. Ideally, both readings should be no more than 1 Newton apart.
How to Use the BASELAYR Tension Meter
- Calibration: Begin by placing the tension meter on the calibration glass. If the reading isn't zero, adjust the indicator manually.
- Checking Mesh Tension: Position the meter in the center of the screen. It will provide a reading of the mesh direction perpendicular to the metal rod at the bottom.
- Getting a Full Reading: Rotate the meter by 90 degrees to measure the other mesh direction. This gives a comprehensive tension reading across the entire screen. Both directions should ideally be no more than 1 Newton apart.
In conclusion, if you're serious about screen printing and want to ensure the best results every time, the BASELAYR Tension Meter is an indispensable tool. Say goodbye to the guesswork and dial in your screen tension with precision and confidence.
Order the BASELAYR Tension Meter today and elevate your screen printing game!