NEW TO SCREEN PRINTING?
SCREEN PRINTING SUPPLIES: WHAT YOU WILL NEED
PVC based ink with high durability which need curing temperatures around 300-330 degrees Fahrenheit
Water based ink gives a softer feel on fabric and needs either heat or catalyst to cure
Water based ink mixed with activator which pulls dye from 100% cotton shirts and replaces with a color or pigment.
High tension mesh stretched and adhered to a wood or aluminum frame
Masks edges of screen where emulsion does not cover
Laser device used to check surface temperature of ink for proper curing
The flexible blade and handle that transfers ink past the mesh and stencil onto the substrate
A long trough-like device used to apply liquid emulsion to screen mesh
Tool used to spread ink onto screen for printing
A photo-reactive chemical or film that is attached to a mesh and developed for use as a stencil.
Used to prepare screens by removing contaminants such as oil or dust
A chemical used to clean ink from a screen that is compatible with the emulsion so the stencil can be used again
A chemical used before stencil breakdown to remove oily inks and cleaners, and to prevent staining
Used in the process of reclaiming screens, a chemical that will dissolve emulsions
One- or two-part chemicals used to remove faint ink stains or ghost images on mesh fabric
Liquid or spay used to adhere garments to pallet for printing