Mesh?

All about screen printing mesh. This is where you can discuss mesh counts, nomenclature and how to choose the correct mesh count for the print job.

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Mesh?

Postby BuhhDill » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:48 am

Im just starting to get into screen printing and i decided to build my own press and frames. Im curious to what size mesh would suite what im doing best.

my designs range from bold lettering to fine detail.

where can i order from online just the mesh for what i need? and is good reliable mesh.

thanks for all the help :D


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Re: Mesh?

Postby ppdlao » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:44 pm

BuhhDill wrote:Im just starting to get into screen printing and i decided to build my own press and frames. Im curious to what size mesh would suite what im doing best.

my designs range from bold lettering to fine detail.

where can i order from online just the mesh for what i need? and is good reliable mesh.

thanks for all the help :D



Hi BuhhDill!, you can find some killer info about :idea: choosing mesh sizes for the correct job and where to buy them using CATSPIT promo codes :!: for $ discounts in this video:

:arrow: http://youtu.be/kq9FXZ0Tmmg

And maybe Jon will chime up later in here with more info and mesh quality sugestions or comments

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Re: Mesh?

Postby ppdlao » Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:07 pm

BuhhDill wrote:Im just starting to get into screen printing and i decided to build my own press and frames. Im curious to what size mesh would suite what im doing best.

my designs range from bold lettering to fine detail.

where can i order from online just the mesh for what i need? and is good reliable mesh.

thanks for all the help :D


By the way welcome to the forum jejeje :D look, I've found a topic especially dedicated to "chosing the mesh count" by Jon which is the CATSPIT man in charge, you'll get to know him along the way :) :

:arrow: http://www.catspitproductionsllc.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4

see you

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Re: Mesh?

Postby BuhhDill » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:33 pm

thanks for the help!

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Re: Mesh?

Postby ppdlao » Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:06 pm

BuhhDill wrote:thanks for the help!


You're welcome DuhhDill :) but did you already find out everything you were looking for, or still having doubts? look, I'm pretty sure in any moment Jon's going to see your post and he can bring a lot more help than me into this topic, so if you're still having questions in mind, feel free to post them in the correct topic for a better feedback :!:

Choosing the Mesh Count :arrow: viewforum.php?f=5

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Re: Mesh?

Postby Catspit Productions » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:38 pm

Okay I moved this topic into the mesh section. Basically form what little detail you have given us about your printing goals I would say mesh like 110, 130, 160, 195 or 200 would do well for general purpose screen printing with little to some detail.

The video Pepe suggested is perfect.

Thanks for the great referral Pepe! I appreciate the support.
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Re: Mesh?

Postby BuhhDill » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:59 am

is it ok to use a high count mesh like 200 with simple design like big letters? or will that mess something up

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Re: Mesh?

Postby Catspit Productions » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:14 am

Not at all, you can use a higher mesh count if you like. But it will be a little more difficult to print plastisol inks through higher mesh counts.

So the question is what are we printing with what ink? If it’s dark garments with plastisol inks you’ll want more open mesh counts for ease of printing. For plastisol inks and higher detail including halftones you would want a higher mesh count.

Water based inks may print on higher mesh counts in general because they tend to be much thinner than plastisol and print almost too easily through lower mesh counts.

But these are generalities. The point is you can use a higher mesh count but it may affect your ability to achieve opacity depending on certain factors some of which I mentioned above.
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Re: Mesh?

Postby ppdlao » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:31 am

Catspit Productions wrote:Thanks for the great referral Pepe! I appreciate the support.


You're welcome buddy :)

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Re: Mesh?

Postby BuhhDill » Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:11 pm

awesome exactly the information i needed thank you


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