Mesh count matters

Mesh count is an important factor in screen printing on fabric. It refers to the number of threads that cross each other per square inch of the screen. A higher mesh count means that the threads are finer and closer together, resulting in finer details and sharper images.

When it comes to fabric printing, mesh counts can range from 32T to 120T. A 32T mesh is ideal for laying down heavy ink deposits, while a 43T mesh is the most commonly used and is great for printing text and blockier designs. A 55T mesh is a good alternative for finer detail, and a 77T mesh is ideal for lightweight fabrics like fine cotton.

For high-detail fabric printing, a 90T mesh is the go-to choice. It's perfect for halftone prints and CMYK printing and leaves a thin but clean layer of ink on the underbase. For even finer detail and printing on fine-quality paper and card, a 120T mesh is recommended.

It's worth noting that lower mesh counts don't always mean more ink and more opaque prints. A higher mesh count can give a better result as the ink deposit is more controlled, resulting in higher detail.

Overall, choosing the right mesh count for your fabric printing project is crucial. It will determine the level of detail in your design, the thickness of the ink, and the overall quality of your print. So take the time to understand mesh counts and choose wisely for the best results.