Polyester Mesh

The selection of mesh count for garment printing is mainly affected by the printing ink and printing material, our suggestions as below:

28~30 mesh:
Mainly used for printing 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 28~30 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 tee shirts with fine detail, line work or halftones of around 45 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.

According to our customers┤ feedback, the above suggestion has been tested in many garments factories. But we do suggest you to test it before bulk production. After all, screen printing is a complicated process, determined by many different elements.

"Testing in real is the best way to avoid mistakes." that┤s what we always suggest to our customers.ö