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Need some recommendations for online shops that sells silkscreen materials specifically t-shirt platens beacuse i cant find one in my local shops. Does anyone knows which wood is used for making platen.
 

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Go down to your local Menards or Home Depot and ask for Melamine scraps. It's what the manufacturers use when they sell you a press. It's the pressed wood with vinyl laminate that is used for shelving. They often times have large peices with scratches or dings. If not, just buy a brand new sheet of it. They're cheap.

Cut them to size, sand the edges and you're in business.

The last time I did this, I got all 4 platens for $5.
 

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i've never heard of them refered to as a platen until i visited this site. they were always known to me as pallet. wiiiierd.
 
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