How To Screen Print: Building Up Stencil Thickness For Better Opacity?

This is a very late upload because I had to render this bad boy 3 times to get it right… LOL 😉 This educational screen printing video discusses a topic I have been getting a lot of questions about recently. I thought it would be a good idea to discuss the realities of building up stencil thickness on screens by doing multiple emulsion coatings. The idea is to create a thicker stencil and achieve a higher emulsion over mesh ratio in order to create a substrate side ink well that will increase the printed ink volume. Much like what is done with high density screen printing but on a much smaller scale. This video discusses this method and process and explains why you don’t really need to be concerned with this tactic as a viable, cure all solution. In this educational screenprinting video you’ll learn what really makes the difference when screen printing tee shirts on a manual rotary textile press. And you’ll learn what emulsion over mesh means as well as how people achieve it. As you’ll see in my professional opinion you don’t need to waste time trying to build up the stencil thickness if you’re more concerned with the actual set up of the print job. It’s the set up itself and your flood and stroke that make the bigger difference. Watch this video and find out why!

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