20 X 24 Aluminum Screen Printing Frames Stretched With Murakami S-Mesh.
Why Murakami S-Mesh??
Murakami S-Mesh has a thinner thread than its standard equivalent. This leads to more open area (opacity) while still leaving a thinner/softer print.
- Less squeegee pressure needed.
- Stronger base plate opacity.
- Softer Hand plastisol prints.
- More retained details in the print.
- Stonger color for discharge with more image detail.
- Higher mesh counts can be used with similar results to lower mesh counts.
- 45 and 55 line halftones can be imaged on 150LX and 180LX.
135S - Halftone Base Plates, Spot Color, HSA Inks, Discharge, Waterbase, Plastisol, 50 line halftones
150S - Same as 135S with the difference being 45 and 55 line halftones.
180S - Higher tonal capture of base plates, less ink usage. Same inks as 135S and 150S
225S - 65 Line base plates, upper limit for discharge and HSA. Detailed spot colors, spot color overprints.
Why Spot Color Supply Frames??
- We ONLY use high quality mesh (No unknown house brands here!!)
The heart of every screen printing frame is the mesh it is stretched with. Just because mesh is labeled as low elongation doesn't mean it is true. Trust the leaders in our industry, Saati and Murakami have been manufacturing high tension, low-elongation mesh for many years.
- All frames are prepped using a Grunig G-Prep 320
In our quest to make the best pre-stretched frames available, we found frame preparation to be difficult to accomplish by hand. The factory bead blast on most frames is a less than perfect glue surface, and belt sanders/grinders gave inconsistent results. The Grunig G-Prep 320 was the answer. The rotating cutter leaves a consistent highly textured surface, perfect for frame glue adhesives.
- Starting tension is 28-32 newtons depending on mesh counts.
High tension screens simply print better... Higher tension equals more open area and lower off contact. No name mesh wont cut it (We tried). This is yet another reason why we only use High Quality Saati and Murakami mesh. Frames are stretched to 28-32 newtons expecting them to settle around 23-25 newtons.
- We only use the best adhesives.
2 Part Polyurethane glue is very chemical resistant, After grinding we pre-coat the frame with adhesive to create the best possible bond between the aluminum and mesh. plus once cured it has a rubbery texture that is easier on mesh and your hands.
- Permanent blockout is available
Tired of wasting time and money on tape? Try permanent blockout!! Our new and improved blockout is extremely chemical resistant, and adds an additional layer of protection to the frame adhesive. We then finish off with a bead of silicon around the inside edge. Just coat, burn, and its ready for the press.
*may add one day to production time*
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I got my screens from another supplier when I first started. I was told about spot color from a friend and can say it has been a huge benefit to me and my shop. Tensions are always wonderful , nice and tight, prices are great, and customer service is second to none. I love the high tension option. They hold up really well. Have never had one pop and have ordered 150+ screens so far.