choosing the right mesh count for different types of design

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choosing the right mesh count for different types of design

Postby aakashnarayan01 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:07 am

hi sir
my name is aakash narayan i wanted to know about choosing the right mesh count for my various designs .please help
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Re: choosing the right mesh count for different types of design

Postby Catspit Productions » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:53 pm

Depending on how big you actually print this you might use a 110, 125 or 160 mesh counts. This video may help out:



Here is a general guide:

Use a 28 to 30 mesh count for printing many brands glitter inks. Always check with the manufacturer of the ink about this. This mesh will print a very high volume of ink and have a thick coat of emulsion making it difficult to expose.

Use an 85 mesh count for athletic printing, opaque ink deposits, thick puff ink, and some shimmer inks. This mesh will print a very high volume of ink and have a thick coat of emulsion making it difficult to expose.

Use a 110 mesh count for heavy coverage on dark shirts, solid under base prints, puff, metallic, some shimmer inks, and for certain transfer printing. This is a great mesh count for high opacity inks on any dark garments.

Use a 155 or 160 mesh count for general printing on white tee shirts & under basing on dark shirts, prints on nylon jackets, and thinner silver shimmer inks. Many thinner plastisol inks will print well with this mesh count.

Use a 195 mesh count for printing on light colored T-shirts with fine detail, line work or halftones of around 35 LPI.

Use a 230 mesh count for printing on light colored tee shirts with fine detail, line work or halftones of around 45 LPI.

Use a 305 to 355 mesh count for process color on light shirts, or for overprinting a halftone on a white under base on dark shirts. You should be able to pull of halftones of up to 65 LPI but a 55 LPI is most common.

Most lower mesh counts will always be colored white. Dyed or yellow mesh starts at about 200 mesh and higher. If you have been using a 156 or 160 mesh count or lower that is yellow or amber in color, that is a specially dyed mesh and is not normal to find.
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Re: choosing the right mesh count for different types of design

Postby aakashnarayan01 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:08 am

thank you so much, sir for ur guidance n tutorials on youtube and for this forum ...

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Re: choosing the right mesh count for different types of design

Postby aakashnarayan01 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:12 am

I am just starting and i have queries regarding the product name of the emulsion, Photopolymer, and Dual Cure Emulsions please name the product numbers, i m from India Kolkata, and finding emulsions is difficult unless one knows the exact name of the product..please help sir

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Re: choosing the right mesh count for different types of design

Postby Catspit Productions » Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:02 am

I'm not sure I can help with that. We have brand names here in the US so that is all I would know about names. I sell these emulsions:

http://catspitscreenprintsupply.com/emulsion/
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Re: choosing the right mesh count for different types of design

Postby aakashnarayan01 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:04 am

thanks a lot sir for ur help really appreciate it ..thanks a lot

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Re: choosing the right mesh count for different types of design

Postby Catspit Productions » Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:36 am

You're very welcome. I'm happy to help out where I can.
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Re: choosing the right mesh count for different types of design

Postby aakashnarayan01 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:46 am

Sir, I have a question out of these mesh Nylon, Polyester, Mono-filament, Stainless Steel,
Polyester- Multifilament, which kind of mesh is best for t shirt printing mostly 100 percent cotton?
pls suggest
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Re: choosing the right mesh count for different types of design

Postby Catspit Productions » Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:43 am

A mono filament polyester mesh is what we commonly use for tee shirts today.
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