Selecting the Right Screen Print Fabric

Selecting the Right Screen Print Fabric

This article provides recommendations in selecting mesh for screen printing signage and large format graphics.

By Jim Hingst @hingst_jim

One of the most important aspects of screen printing is selecting the right screen print fabric for the job. The screen print fabric serves two key functions. First, it supports the stencil.  And second, it allows for and regulates the flow of ink onto the substrate.

In fact, the screen print fabric is critical in determining the quality of the finished product. No other variable affects the resolution of the print, the thickness of the ink deposit and ink consumption as much as the fabric. Read more »

Recreating a Weathered Appearance

Painted advertisements on the sides of old barns are an important part of the history of signage in America. At one time, thousands of barns were painted with ads for tobacco or animal feed. Today, very few of these barn advertisements exist. Most of these old barns have been demolished or fallen into disrepair. Read more »