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Aluminum Screen Printing Frames - Advantages & Types | Holden's Screen Supply

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  Screen printing is a process of printing graphics or images on fabrics, glass, paper, ceramics, metals, as well as wood. This process of printing is simple and done with the help of screen printing screens or mesh. They are placed onto the screen printing frame on which the stencil is applied.  The screen printing technique might seem complicated to beginners, but it is pretty easy and compatible with a wide variety of products. A lot of professionals consider screen printing to be the best option for printing two or more colors. With the help of distinct colors and inks,...

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What's the Best Emulsion to Use for Screen Printing?

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Photo emulsions for screen printing come in 3 primary forms. Determining the most appropriate photo emulsion to use, is directly correlated to the ink system you will be printing with.  So if your print job calls for a limited run of water based prints, and you are a plastisol printer using a plastisol photo emulsion, you can stick with the emulsion you are comfortable with.  However, if you get an order for a large run of water based dischargeable prints, then you should seriously consider a water resistant photo emulsion. Water resistant emulsion for printing with water based screen printing...

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Screen Printing Frames: Wood vs. Aluminum, Which to Choose and Why

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Screen Printing Frames come in wood and aluminum. There are advantages and disadvantages of each, find out which you need here! Plus learn about mesh sizes, cleaning and more! Holden's Screen Supply - Shop and Save!

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What is emulsion screen printing

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Emulsion screen printing essentially means that you coat your silkscreen with photo emulsion.  This process is a little messy for beginners, but as you become more proficient your completed silk screens will take on a nice uniform professional look. To properly apply your photo emulsion to your silkscreen, it is recommended that you utilize a scoop coater to evenly apply the photo emulsion to your silkscreen. The emulsion application process should be done in a nice smooth even coat on the print side of the silkscreen.  3 Steps to Coating your Silkscreen with Emulsion The screen should be held at a 45...

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What ink is best for screen printing?

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Screen printing is used to print on many different substrates besides fabric, and paper.  You can screen print on glass, metal, ceramics, vinyl, walls, floors, powder coated aluminum to name a few.   So understanding what you will be printing on, will determine the screen printing ink you need to use.  The ink system will also determine the type of photo emulsion, and the mesh count you need to use on your silkscreen, but that will be for another blog post. Here are some of the most common printing surfaces, and the ink systems you would potentially want to use. Fabric...

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