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Pre burned Pre exposed screens

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Pre burned Pre exposed screens

We are definitely the most versatile screen supplier in regards to exposing screens.  We have exposed screen for printing t-shirts, art editions, foam printing, circuit boards, glass, cake decoration, surf boards, hangers, swim hats, metals, plastics, wood, skateboards, you name it!  Email squeegeeandink@outlook.com or Call Chessie 07581438572 and join our customers who are getting their ideas into print.  Email us a design/wetransfer.co.uk a design (or ask us about art working) and let us know the material you are printing onto and we can help course the perfect ink and choose the correct mesh, squeegee and even print set up too.  Recently...

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Screen Printing Acrylic Computer Panels - Restoration Silkscreen

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Screen Printing Acrylic Computer Panels - Restoration Silkscreen

So sometimes,  a customer will walk in and approach me to take on a commission that I haven't seen before.  We start discussing the brief and the potential difficulties and best approach to take.  The PDP-8 computer panels are one such job.  The customer, Mr Rod Smallwood presented me with photographs and drawings of these panels.  My job was to convert the drawings into working printable layers and to simulate the dispersal of light through the panel in the correct way.  The substrate was perspex and it was to be screen printed full bleed on both sides.   The job...

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A few key printing tips

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A lot of screen printing is down to the preparation of the screen.  Having a good tension and clean mesh are key.  So the emulsion can adhere to the mesh it needs to be de-greased first (even when they are new straight from the factory).  Always coat at least once each side of the mesh.  A lot of problems that occur with exposure of the screen are down to under exposure.  The UV light penetrates weak film positives and starts to expose the emulsion.  If you have solid black film positives they will absorb the UV light for longer and...

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