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.
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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