Category: Smartmesh Tips

The Power of S Mesh

The Power of S Threads Today’s screen printing world is in the midst of major change. PVC and Pthalate free inks are being used more and more, but they print far differently than any ink you have used in the past. Plastisol will still have its’ place, but many major... Continue Reading

How to use S Mesh from Murakami

Using Thin Thread Mesh Discharge Ink: Discharge Prints are more vibrant and have greater details using the proper thin thread mesh. S-thread mesh allows the ink to pass with ease through a greater open area than is achievable with T thread mesh. Typically to get good... Continue Reading

How to Control Moire

Moire: How to prevent Moire from appearing in your print especially your textile base plates. Moire is the interference of halftones and mesh. This interference is the result of mesh or mesh knuckles blocking some or part of the halftones in an image. Generally moire... Continue Reading

How to Stretch Murakami Smartmesh

Stretching Screen Mesh The most important part of the screen printing process involves how your mesh is tensioned. The common school of thought is tighter is better. Quite often a ‘ballpark’ figure is used, ‘I stretch all my screens to 30 newtons.’ Lets look at this... Continue Reading

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Murakami T9 Emulsion for all textile inks

Murakami T9 can print all textile ink systems, often without the need for hardeners.  The emulsion exposes well on LED and conventional Metal Halide exposure systems.  Excellent resolution and dur...
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Murakami Pre-stretched Screens

Murakami Pre Stretched Screens can be stretched with any of our Smartmesh meshes.  Stretched on precision stretchers with balanced tensions from frame to frame and consistent mesh to frame orientation for predictable halftone angles.   Screens retain higher workable tensions for more jobs with e...

Murakami T9 Emulsion for all textile inks

  Murakami T9 – as seen at the ISS Show Long Beach 2018 Murakami T9 can print water base, discharge, plastisol, and high solid acrylic inks without the need for hardening.  Fast Exposing, excellent resolution and durabililty provi...