Ryan Screen Systems a Division of Lawson Lawson Screen & Digital Products Ryan Screen Systems a division of Lawson
5110 Penrose St.
St. Louis, Mo 63115
Phone: 314-631-8753
Toll Free : 800-769-9130

Adhesives

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Silk Screen Printing Supplies

Polyester Screen Printing Fabric or Mesh

Single Yard Lengths, 10 Yard Lengths, 30 Yard Lengths

Screen Printig Mesh Specifications Now at Your Fingertips.

To help you select the correct mesh for your screen printing needs, you can now find complete specifications on all our polyester screen meshes here on the web. Whether you want to know what mesh counts we offer, or more detailed information like theoretical ink deposit and recommended tension levels, it's now right here at your fingertips.

Because mesh prices are subject to rapid changes, prices shown on the web may be slightly different. Please call to confirm exact pricing.

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What mesh should be used ? (Textile Printers)
Ink manufactures and every screen printer on earth has their own ideas as to what mesh should be used. We will give you our idea of mesh count usage, but feel free to make your own list.

Athletic inks- 62-85 mesh
Glitter- 38 mesh
Maxopake- 74-125 mesh
Process- 305-355 mesh
Shimmers- 60--86 mesh (Black-110 mesh)
Ultrasoft inks- 86-305
White ink- 68-230 (New 81sd really lets the ink through)
Solvent/UV-230 on up

To assist you in making your own list, think of mesh this way. Light color material needs less ink layer to cover, so use higher mesh counts. Darker color materials need a thicker ink layer, so use lower mesh counts. Remember, thicker ink layers require more cure time.

Printers using a manual press should stay between 38 and 125, maybe 158 mesh. Any mesh higher than say 196 requires a lot of strength to push the ink through. Now automatic press owners, can use the full range of mesh counts, and should use them.

If you still have questions, call or email us.

 Mesh Count
(Per Inch)
Weave  Thread
Diameter
(Microns)
Mesh
Opening
(Microns)
Recommended
Tension
( N / cm )
 38  PW 200   475
20-45
 61  PW  120  290
 30-40
 74  PW  120  220
 31-41
 86  PW  100  185
 33-50
 110  PW  80  150
 32-38
 125  PW  70  130
 28-35
 140  PW  64
 120
 26-34
 158  PW  64  90
 29-36
 180  PW  55  80
 25-32
 196  PW  55  70
 28-35
 230
 PW 48   55
 25-32
 255  PW 40   55  22-30
 280  PW  40  47  22-30
 305  PW  34  47  16-24
 355  PW  34  29  20-29
 380  PW  31  29  19-27
 380 PW  34  25  22-30
 420  PW  31  25  20-28