Mesh Count

Mesh Count

Mesh count refers to the number of threads per inch in a screen used for screen printing.

Different mesh counts are used for different applications: finer mesh counts are used for detailed prints and larger mesh counts for bolder, less detailed designs. The mesh count can significantly impact the appearance and quality of the final printed image. Understanding the appropriate mesh count for a particular project is crucial for both amateur and professional screen printers.

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