Some suggestions about suitable mesh count for garments screen printing
The selection of mesh count for garment printing is mainly affected by the printing ink and printing material, some suggestions of MAISHI as below:
28~90 mesh: Mainly used for glitter inks, due to the bigger hole size, this mesh will print a very high volume of ink, having a thick coat of emulsion making it difficult to expose.
85 mesh: Mainly used for athletic printing, opaque ink deposits, thick puff ink, and some shimmer inks. Similar with 28~90 mesh, this mesh will print a very high volume of ink and have a thick coat of emulsion making it difficult to expose.
110 mesh: Mainly used for heavy coverage on dark shirts, solid under base prints, puff, metallic, some shimmer inks, and for certain transfer printing. It is a great mesh count for high opacity inks on any dark garments.
155~160 mesh: Most common type, mainly for general printing on white T-shirts & under basing on dark shirts, prints on nylon jackets, thinner silver shimmer inks. Many thinner plastisol inks will print well with this mesh count.
195 mesh: Mainly used for printing on light colored T-shirts with fine detail, line work or halftones of around 35 LPI.
230 mesh: Mainly used for printing on light colored T-shirts with fine detail, line work or halftones of around 35 LPI.
305~355 mesh: Mainly used for process color on light shirts, or for overprinting a halftone on a white under base on dark shirts. You should be able to pull of halftones of up to 65 LPI but a 55 LPI is most common.
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