Selecting Proper Mesh Count in Screen Printing
Screen count is an important factor in determining the amount of ink to be deposited and the amount of detail screen can hold. The mesh size is determined by how many threads there are per square inch measurement. For Example, a 86 mesh screen having 86 threads per square inch. The higher the mesh count, the more the pores of the screen allow finer detail, but also reduces the amount of ink can be deposited. The size of the grid has a great relationship how thick the ink you use. How detailed images also in the number of cells to select a consideration.
If you have a high detail design, lower mesh screen will not be retained in a thin line or dot image, they simply will not appear result finished the lack of detail. On the other hand, if you want to print thicker ink through the screen is too high (eg white), hardly any ink will print through the mesh holes are too small. You may notice that different companies have slightly different sizes to choose from. If the mesh count is very close, as 156 VS 160,196 VS 200, or 81 VS 86, the difference is so small, it does not matter, because you will not see a significant difference in your final product.
Have participated in the screen printing, so we can tell you exactly what the size of the variables used for all applications. The following is a summary of what size to be used for the basic types of printing.
1. 40-61 mesh – is considered a very course mesh number. They are used to shimmer, flicker and high density ink. Glittering and flashing in their particle wil not through fine sieve.
2.86 mesh – that the program network, will provide a heavy ink deposit high opacity. It is typically used to print bold copy dark fabrics. A typical application is a white underprint is a campaign appearance.
3.110 mesh – is considered to be the screen of the media industry, which is by far the industry chooses to “do it all” grid. Great spot colors and text.
4.156 mesh – is considered to be moderate sieve. It is typically used in light-colored fabric printed with ordinary details, the ink deposits.
5. 200-240 mesh – is considered to be fine mesh count with a soft touch to print to a white or light-colored cargo. For high-detail work of art is very good. It can accommodate a larger halftone, but not recommended for halftone printing four-color printing or detail.
6.305 and above mesh count – think a very fine wire mesh for high detail textile printing and fine dot print four-color and simulation process.
Tags: mesh screens, mesh size, screen count - Post Time: 01-20-16 - By: http://www.wiremeshresources.com