Screen printing is a classical printing technique in which an even layer of ink is pushed through a fine mesh onto a substrate. The screen printing mesh is stretched tightly on a screen and enables a thin and equal distribution of the ink on the substrate. This printing technique is versatile in the sense that the substrate can be anything, varying from textiles to plastics, paper, metal and many more.
Because mesh is flexible the substrate doesn’t necessarily have to be flat. Different substrates and different ink systems require different mesh types. For printing a T-shirt with plastisol inks, a relatively course mesh is required. When cd-s are printed with UV-curing inks, very fine meshes are required. Top Zeven keeps a wide stock of supreme quality polyester screen print meshes. These meshes can be stretched to high tension with minimum elongation, enabling exact printing without moiré effects.
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