I have an issue with a supplier - they sent me some yellow mesh frames stamped 230 but the mesh counter I have is reading around 195. Is it possible that I am not reading it right? In the past all of the mesh count numbers had matched up with my counter's output.
So here is the frame stamped "230" reading 195:
Here is frame with 230 mesh I stretched myself, reading correctly:
So, what do you think? They are saying that they checked all of their screen supply or whatever, spoke to the guy who stretched it and that the possibility of this occurring is highly unlikely. But man, those are two totally different readings.
You should check the mesh count in the middle of the screen. Near the edges the tension can elongate the holes giving a false reading (I'm making this up but it could be true). I've never seen a yellow 195 from my supplier.
Well you can either raise a stink about it or go with these as they came. 195s are easier to print anyway and you won't sacrifice that much in the process.
You may have paid more for them being 230s though.
I just wanted to confirm that there were no other variables that might make these still 230 mesh, even with the reading. I do find it unlikely that a large stretching house would fuck this up, so I thought it best to run this by some of you to make sure I wasn't missing anything. Maybe their mesh supplier (Saati) supplied misidentified fabric, I don't know - all I know is that mesh count is important and one should get what they ordered. These people are screwing up order after order and the bullshit is just piling up.
Last edited by edwardo_machino; 04-11-2011 at 09:55 AM.
So the supplier made good and sent some frames that read correctly, and I get to keep the 19x's. Still don't really know what happened, as they never admitted fault, but I got some free frames out of the deal so whatever.