Includes: pro 16 x 20" aluminum screen with white 156 mesh.
The 156 mesh is great for general purpose textile printing with basic bold detail.
Aluminum frames are extruded from the highest grade aluminum and hand welded right here in the USA, ensuring a strong structure and durable life. Screen comes pre-stretched with the same great professional grade mesh that’s included in our kits. For more screen info see our FAQ Page
Aluminum frames. The advantage of an aluminum screen printing frame is the durability and longevity it retains. Aluminum frames will not warp. This will insure a flat frame through thousands of prints to come. Aluminum frames can also be stretched and re-stretched many times. If you're looking to maximize performance in your shop, aluminum frames are a great item to add to your screen printing equipment.
video note: exposure light seen in the GIG Poster video has since been replaced to a better, streamlined UV exposure light bulb
For more information about our screen printing inks, checkout the video above!
In addition to water-based ink, plastisol ink is now included in the Shop Kit and our New 4-Color Kit. The video above provides more information on the difference between the two inks.
Our inks are great for printing on a variety of substrates including: t-shirts, apparel/fabrics, canvas, paper, wood, glass, plexi, metal and more! Also, feel free to experiment with screen printing on anything you can think of, just remember that if it can lay flat, then it's likely that it can be screen printed!
Tips for drying/curing inks:
T-Shirts & Fabrics:
Easy Dry method: after the top layer of the ink is dry to the touch, put your printed t-shirts and/or fabrics in a dryer for 30-45 minutes on high heat. Parchment paper (included in your kit): heat up an iron, then place the parchment paper over your screen print, then simply turn your t-shirt inside out and iron the backside of the print. Slow Dry the air dry method: hang tees using a clothesline (inside or outside) let dry for a few hours. Speed Dry hair dryer method: use a hair dryer or heat gun and rapidly move over the print to cure the ink - we also highly suggest putting your t-shirts in the dryer after 45min on high heat.
Paper or Wood:
Screen printing paper: simply print paper & let air dry, the ink should dry to the touch in minutes.
If screen printing wood, after the ink dries we recommend putting a clear sealer (polyurethane works great!) over the print, especially if it will be living outdoors.