Choosing the right frame and mesh count

Do you ever get confused between US and UK mesh counts?

Take a look at this chart, you can always save it or maybe print it out for reference in the future. 

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flash curing

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Flash Curing

What is the primary purpose of a flash curing unit?

Unlike graphic printing, you can print wet on wet on a lot of garment types. But that doesn’t mean you can lay down wet ink on top of wet ink. To get colours to pop on dark garments, you need to lay down an underbase first, and that needs to be flashed, gelling the ink enough so that wet ink can be printed on top. Flashing is also commonly used right before laying down a highlight white to set up the rest of the print before laying down the last colour. Read more

Tips for becoming a more Eco-friendly screen printer.

As seen in the Printwear and Promotion magazine please see below a list of tips for becoming a more eco-friendly screen printer.

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Dye migration nightmare solved!

Dye migration is real nightmare for printer’s when screen printing on the dreaded polyester.

Dye migration is a result of the dyes in the fabric becoming wet and active again when exposed to too much heat from flash cures and screen print dryers.

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layout

There’s logic in the layout

What you need to consider when arranging the layout of your print shop.

Firstly, you must understand the logical movement of people, materials and product traveling from the front door to the shipping area.

If the production process was simply a matter of one person handing work to the next person in line, the job of designing an effective layout would be simple, but life isn’t that easy.

If handled incorrectly, shop layout can actually limit productivity.

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Open Day at Screen Print World

After the success of our first Open House in December we have decided to hold another in April, Friday 28th to be precise.  If you didn’t to come to the Printwear and Promotion show, now is your chance to meet us in person and take a look at the equipment and consumables we provide.

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Dare To Print Different – Join us at FESPA 2017

Don’t miss out on one of the best print shows in Europe, FESPA 2017.

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The AMAZING Amex Dual Emulsion

You may have seen pictures and videos on our Social Media pages of Rachel, who has recently joined the screen printing family. Rachel’s first screen caught the interest of quite a few people, so we thought we would let you in on the secret of what she used. Read more

Come and see us at P&P Live 2017

Looking to get into Screen Printing?

If you’re just starting up or need some technical advice, come and visit us at P&P Live from Sunday 26th February to Tuesday 28th February. We will have a number of experts on hand to talk to you about all things screen print including advances in digital printing. As always you’ll find us at stand P30.

There will also be a few new faces with us this year, so come along and say hi.

The Screen Print World Screen Printing Academy

The next session of 2017 will be held on Friday 10th March, everyone is welcome. Read more