Screen Printing T-Shirts: How, When And Why To Use Mesh Abrader

This is probably a long overdue educational video about mesh abrasion. Recently one of our YouTube viewers requested it so I figured it was time. It made me really want to revisit my chemical videos and make a stand alone video for each chemical used in the screen making process. If only my sales were relative to my video views on YouTube 

This tutorial screenprinting video is a demonstration on how to use mesh abrader when printing tee shirts or other preassembled garments. Here we discuss why and when to use mesh abrader. You’ll learn about what mesh abrader does and the reason we actually do it. And most importantly you’ll learn about when not to use mesh abrader. See an actual demonstration of how to use mesh abrader and take a close look at our SaatiChem Direct Prep 1 product. Basically mesh abrasion is done when you buy new screens. In order for the emulsion to adhere to the polyester fibers of the screen mesh we need to rough it up some. When polyester screen mesh is brand new it is slick and has no tooth. Emulsion will have a difficult time adhering to the fibers this way. Mesh abrader has micro particles that will lightly rough the mesh fibers enough for the emulsion to adhere nicely. So this is an important step that will make your screen making a lot easier. I think it’s one of those steps that many people skip along with degreasing the mesh. But both are important steps to do and they will help you in making stencil exposing easier.

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