The right screen printing mesh count will make a huge difference in all of your silk-screen jobs. Here’s a list of the different mesh counts and the plastisol ink(s) that would work per screen printing job: Silk Mesh Count: 25 mesh, 40 mesh – Usage: Glitter Inks. Screen printers usually use 159 Ultraclear Glitter Base mixed with our Glitter Polyester Jewels to create a sparkly finish. Or you can purchase a premixed glitter ink from International Coatings or Triangle Ink. Silk Mesh Count: 60 mesh, 86 mesh – Usage: Specialty inks, such as 220 LF Additive (puff), Gold/Silver Shimmer Inks 92 LF Silk Mesh Count: 110 mesh, 155 mesh– Usage: This mesh will allow you to place more ink onto your textile. Some examples would be athletic numbers, printing white on black fabric, low-detail art or heavy white ink images. International Coatings 7100 Series Inks Silk Mesh Count: 160 mesh, 180 mesh, 200 mesh – Usage: These mesh counts are great for screen printers printing on black garments. You want to first print an under-base white like the 7031 LF Ultra White to create a design that stands out on a black garment. This mesh count also works for designs that are only minimally detailed. Silk Mesh Count: 230 mesh, 280 mesh, 305 mesh – Usage: Any type of plastisol ink can be used on these mesh counts. Typically these mesh counts are used for low ink deposit for small logos, intricate designs, etc. The most common screen printing mesh count for the average screen printer is a 110 for darker fabrics and a 160 for all other printing. Before buying your screens check the tech sheets to determine the right mesh count for the series of plastisol ink you are using.

1. Concept: Polyester mesh is a mesh fabric woven by different weaving methods using textile machinery. Polyester mesh is one of the main drying and filtering materials in the world. Therefore, it is widely used in the field of papermaking. It is an indispensable valuable and convenient dewatering equipment in the papermaking industry. It is also called polyester papermaking net when it is used in the papermaking field.
2. Material: Polyethylene (PE), Polypropylene (PP), Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), etc.
3. Specifications: Aperture 0.3mm~ 10mm.
4. Weaving: four-single single-layer, five-single single-layer, eight-single single-layer, seven-seven double-layer, eight-seven double-layer, eight-sand double-layer semi-woven.
5. Process: The production process of polyester mesh is generally full diameter, weaving, one-time shaping, plugging, and secondary setting.
6. Features: Polyester mesh has the characteristics of high strength, small deformation, corrosion resistance, acid resistance, alkali resistance, wear resistance, high temperature resistance and long service life. It is several times that of woven dry blanket, canvas and general dry net. . The mesh surface is flat, the tensile strength is high, and the air permeability is good. High heat transfer efficiency saves energy for users. Easy to install and use, the interface has no marks, and the strength can reach 100% of the normal network.
7. Uses: Widely used in papermaking, environmental protection, mineral processing, food processing, petroleum, chemical, aquatic, aquaculture, flour, sewage treatment, sugar, pharmaceutical, ceramics, printing, coal washing and other industries. The wire or flat wire can be filled in the net to adjust the air permeability to meet different needs.
8. Classification: According to different purposes, it can be pided into polyester molding net, polyester dry net, polyester spiral net, pressure filter, sludge dewatering net, washing net, weaving net, polyethylene net and decorative net.
Printing network introduction
1. Concept: Printing net, also known as printing silk cloth, refers to a type of wire mesh used in the technical fields of plate making and printing.
2. Material: polyester monofilament, nylon monofilament, SUS304N, 304HP, 316L, etc.
3. Features: It is made of plain weave and has the characteristics of acid resistance, alkali resistance, wear resistance and strong pulling force.
4. Uses: 1 Used in the printing and plate making of electronics, textile, ceramics, glass and other industries: 2 It is also used for liquid filtration in high-tech fields such as aviation, aerospace and petrochemical.
Printing network classification
1. Type: The printing network mainly has two types: non-metal printing net and metal printing net.
(1) Non-metallic printing net: polyester printing net, nylon printing net, polyester mesh for screen printing, nylon blend printing net, etc.
(2) Metal printing net: stainless steel printing net, copper wire printing net, etc.
2. Stainless steel printing net: also known as stainless steel printing silk cloth, suitable for direct plate making, the surface is curved surface printing products, such as glass, ceramic, metal, plastic, rubber, printed circuit and so on. It is especially suitable for use in harsh environments, such as multi-color overprinting, batch printing, tone printing, precision printing, etc. Its characteristics are as follows:
(1) High tension: The tension is higher than that of the polyester mesh and the stability is high.
(2) No static electricity: Prevent static electricity and ensure printing effect.
(3) Ultra-high precision: the wire diameter opening is quite uniform and the error rate is extremely small.
(4) Low elongation: Under high tension, the degree of stretch of the screen is small.
(5) High yield point: It will not lose its elasticity due to deformation under extremely high tension.
(6) High wear resistance: The wear resistance of steel wire far exceeds that of fiber.
(7) Good heat resistance and melting: Suitable for hot melt inks, it is a special advantage of steel mesh.
(8) Good solvent resistance: prevent various solvents from causing damage to the screen and ensure the safety of printing.

Post time: Jul-26-2022