Sorry, another newbie query.
I have a design with a bit of fine detail in that I tried printing using a standard 110 mesh screen. Although the rest of the image prints well, laying down a nice amount of plastisol ink, the fine detail quickly starts to blur after about 6-8 shirts. ( that is not mesh related, either your off contacts is not correct or your press looses alignment. You should be able to print over a 1000 prints with 110 screen without issue. It could be your not clearing the ink from your screen each pass. Off contact should be about 1/4 of inch off the shirt. A trick if your press doesn't have this adjustment , get a furniture pad for the feet and stick it on the screen at the top where it meets your platen, this will give you 1/4 of inch. if you pull you may not have enough fore are strength to clear the screen you may want to push your designs, i do both, depending on the job. )
I figured I needed finer mesh to retain this detail so have exposed a higher mesh screen. However, I'm finding I do not get the same level of ink coverage. When I do one pass, flash, then another pass, the ink either does not transfer thickly, evenly and flat, or the image doesn't appear crisp. I also find the detail is still blurring. ( Some inks do not have the opacity to put down enough ink on one pass,. with white or light colors I always print flash print , Higher mesh screens should be able to been exposed at the same time. )
I'm aware that plasticol will not pass through a higher mesh as easily as a standard 110, but I have experimented with a slowly squeegee pull and harder pressure and I'm fairly sure I have a good viscosity. Maybe the ink needs to be thinned further?
Could a factor be that the emulsion coat is too thin for plasticol printing in a higher mesh , and would another coat help? NO
My question to experienced printers is - how do you print a plastisol design with fine detail on higher mesh screens?