How To Screen Print: Metal Screens & Mesh Tension

Yet another new screen printing video has been uploaded to YouTube. Lately I have been making about 2 new videos each week! That is a lot of educational videos to record, edit, produce and upload. I have been ultra busy doing many things around the shop and office as well. So it may be a good time to point out that any annotations that I may add to new videos will probably be delayed by at least a day. That means when the video is uploaded at first it will not have the text annotations that fill in information I forget to mention in the video. So if you watch the video when it is first uploaded that is great! And I need you to do that but it would also be helpful for you to check back a day or 2 later to see if annotations have been added if they already weren’t present. There are very few videos that I do not create annotations for. Therefore most all of my videos will end up having valuable information in the annotations. Please remember to read the annotations in order to get the most out of the Catspit tutorial screenprinting videos.

So the latest video is called, “How To Screen Print: Metal Screens & Mesh Tension.” This is a video about metal frames and their ability to hold mesh tension. Many screen printers and suppliers will tell you aluminum frames are bad and do not hold enough tension for good screen printing. In the video I talk about this and even compare an American made metal frame to a Chinese metal frame. You will get to see the difference with a tension meter. It is important to point out that I am not bashing Chinese manufacturing or products. They make some very good products that can save you some money. But I have found it is very important to be careful when buying Chinese goods. Just as with some American products, the Chinese have some bad eggs in the bunch especially when it comes to minor items like metal screen printing screens. But like I said there is nothing wrong with a Chinese product in general and I even sell RiCOMA heat presses which are imported form China. I have been selling those for about 3 years and after selling quite a few I have yet to have any complaints. So I want to make it clear that this is not a Chinese bashing or a negative importing commentary. It’s just an observation I have made with pre-stretched aluminum screenprinting frames.

Well that’s it for now, I have to go and get ready to make the next video which should post Monday or Tuesday next week. Wanna know what it will be about? You’ll just have to wait until Monday…..LOL. No not really. I believe I am making the long awaited paper stencil video this weekend. If all goes well that is what is on deck for next week. But stay tuned, you never know what type of video Catspit Productions will upload next! Thanks for reading! Learn how to screen print with Catspit Productions, LLC!

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