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Thread: Mesh size

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    Ok bit of confusion here anyone help me out?

    what the hell is 43T as a mesh size? I can convert the xx mesh sizes to holes/inch... I just want to get some screens so I can start experimenting
    whats a good all round mesh size for posters and occasional t shirts (I can only afford a maybe 2 screens in one mesh size )

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    43T is a pretty coarse mesh. best for t-shirts. This is the european system, i think it's threads per cm. The US system is threads per inch (someone correct me if I'm wrong) so 43T is about 125 in us units.

    If you're printing posters, you're better off with 90T or maybe 120T. I use the 90T (230? US) and they're good for me.

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    I use 195 threads per inch. ( I only do posters, no shirts.) I bought the screens from VictoryFactory.com. Great stuff, and good prices on aluminum.

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    I use 110 and 230 for posters.... they are good.

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    Currently, I'm using a lovely percale 420 thread count.

    I'd prefer egyptian cotton, that gets a little pricey.

    Flannel is nice during the colder months.
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    230. but Dennis' solutions sound intriguing.

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    You guys are lucky in the states wish we had a victoryfactory here in the uk! grr.

    Well ive managed to get hold of two frames from a school for free to play with but the mesh count is like 80! Ill just have to keep things big and bold for now haha

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    right now i'm using 160 mesh count...works well for paper, as long as the design isn't too detailed. i need to get a yard or two of 230.

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    would be really interesting to see the same design printed on various meshes to really clear up the effect and loss of detail as a reference to beginner printers.

    Of course it would also be a pain in the ass to do and a waste of a good few hours :P

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