What the heck is mesh count and why does it matter? Mesh count is the number of threads crossing a screen in a square inch. A 156 mesh has 156 threads crossing every square inch, while a 320 mesh count screen has 320 threads of mesh intersecting in a single square inch. But why does that matter? How do printers choose the right mesh count for a job? Here’s a guide to the most popular mesh counts and how to use them.
Not all emulsions respond the same when coating screens: some emulsions require adjustments in pressure and speed, depending on the emulsion thickness and the type of mesh on the screen. The end result should give a nice glisten that makes a great stencil for the next screen printing job. Here are everything screen printers need to know about how to coat a screen.