T-Shirt Forums banner

1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
19 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hey guys I had a quick question..... how far are you supposed to have the screen from the shirt when printing a design.... for some reason it doesn't seem like enough and when I cure it and do the stretch test it seems to have vertical cracks. can someone please help me and tell me what I'm doing wrong?

thanks for your guys help in advance,

Zach
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
19 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
I'm sorry I'm new at this ... how can you tell how the tension is on the screen whether its very low or not?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
680 Posts
Being new to the business, you'll have to have a tension meter to gauge your screens. Without one you'll only be able to tell that one is tighter than the other. If you use stretch and glue frames your tension levels will be anywhere from 8 to 20 newtons, which is fairly low. 8 is worthless, 20 is good for achieving decent ink deposits.
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top