Aluminum frames do not warp when exposed to water, ensuring a flat frame for thousands of prints.
- White mesh helps emulsion expose faster, reducing time spent in the darkroom.
- With various mesh counts available, printers can select the right screen for each unique design.
Looking for high-quality, pre-stretched, aluminum screens? You've come to the right place. Baselayr offers a vast selection of aluminum screens, varying in mesh count, frame size, and mesh color.
The advantage of aluminum frames are the durability and longevity they retain. All aluminum frames are constructed of the highest grade aluminum and hand welded in the USA. Aluminum frames will not warp when exposed to water in a dip tank or washout sink. You'll have a flat frame through thousands of prints to come. Aluminum frames are also light weight which makes shipping less expensive.
PURPOSE OF EACH MESH COUNT
86 MESH COUNT
Mesh counts below 110 are most mainly used for specialty printing like glitter and shimmer inks. These inks have flakes, which can get caught in the mesh of a screen if your mesh count is too high, and none going onto the shirt itself. Glitter inks have larger, more obvious flakes to them, while shimmer inks will have smaller particles to give a more subtle look. 86 mesh is best for shimmer inks.
110 MESH COUNT
The 110 mesh count is will lay down a fairly thick layer of ink. This mesh is great for block text letters and larger spot color designs. It’s also a recommended mesh for an underbase because you will only have to do one pass, which speeds up production.
156 MESH COUNT
156 mesh is great for general purpose textile printing with basic to semi-fine detail. They will hold a little finer detail than 110 mesh and also work well with thinner inks.
200 MESH COUNT
200 mesh counts are great for printing more detailed prints that need a thinner layer of ink to be laid down than a 156. They work well with thinner inks and helps to keep the inks from flooding onto the garment. Printers that want a softer-hand feel with plastisol ink can use this mesh count to achieve that feel, but it may reduce the ink's opacity. Check out this blog to learn more about mesh counts and their uses.
- Size: 16 x 20 in.
- Material: Aluminum Frame
- Mesh Options: 86 (100 micron), 110 (80 micron), 156 (64 micron), 200 (55 micron)
- Colors: White & Yellow Mesh
- Printable Area: < 10 x 14 in.
- Scoop Coater Size: 12 in.
- Max Squeegee Size: 11 in.
- Made in the USA
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nice small screens
Even though the screens look good and seem like they will come in handy one day... I missed the dimensions posted and bought them thinking they were standard screens. My bad!
One was torn on arrival
One of the screens were torn on arrival
Aluminum screen printing frames
Being fairly new at screen printing, we had only used wood frame screens. Because of price and availability, we chose to try the aluminum. frames. They are light weight and clean up easily without staining from ink. We will be using them from now on.
Hello! Although wood frames do work well for their intended purpose.. the aluminum ones are definitely much better! They keep their shape and wont warp and are lighter in weight than their wooden counterparts! We appreciate the feedback and hope that youll continue to think of Ryonet for all of your screen printing needs! Happy Printing! Thanks Nick from Ryonet