I inherited a ton of screens, but most have nothing written on them to tell me what their mesh count is. is there a way to figure it out just by looking at it? or some other way?
When you get bored with that, contact your screen printing supplier and get a mesh counter. It is printer plastic with very fine lines that moire and create a 'star' that shows you what the mesh count is.
If you are still using multi-filament mesh, I will pray for you.Would this meshcounter work with all types of mesh including multi-filament meshes?
Also wondering about what PositiveDave mentioned about stretched mesh, does that or the tension also make a difference on how accurate the meshcounters reading is. I'd like to try on out, my main contact supplier doesn't have one of these so i've asked some of our print shops to contact their suppliers for one.
thanks again for the helpful info Richard!If you are still using multi-filament mesh, I will pray for you.
Yes, you will get a moire from multi-filament mesh.
Mesh on the bolt will measure differently than mesh under tension.
Linen loupes should be available at photography, art or screen printing suppliers. Any magnifying glass will work.
If you wait for somebody else to buy stuff for you, you won't learn much and they will make you leave it when you quit.