Your opinion of mesh count

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Your opinion of mesh count

Postby Romulus » Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:01 pm

Hey all,

I'm wanting to print a 'spot & dot' image. I'm at 35LPI and will be using plastisol inks. I'll be printing on dark and light colors so, I realize I'll have a screen for each. I typically use a 110 mesh for my spot colors. I'm also manually printing these.

My screen supplier has 125, 140, 155, 180, 200, 230, 255, etc.

What would you recommend I use?

Thanks!


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Re: Your opinion of mesh count

Postby Catspit Productions » Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:06 pm

I would probably use the 155, 180 or 200. Use the lowest mesh count you can get the halftone dot with. For a 45 LPI at 15 degrees I normally use 230 mesh. So for a 35 LPI you should be able to go with a lower mesh count.
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Re: Your opinion of mesh count

Postby Romulus » Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:31 am

Hey Jonathan,

Thanks for the reply....I'll probably go with the 155 for the white on black shirts and the 180 for the black on light shirts.

By the way; LOVE your videos. You're very entertaining while still doing a good job explaining/teaching. I've learned a ton from you.

Cheers!

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Re: Your opinion of mesh count

Postby Catspit Productions » Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:22 pm

You're very welcome. Thanks for watching my videos. I appreciate your support.

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