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Screen printing mesh? US? T? Microns?

Posted by Rory Atton at

It's a minefield but fairly simple to get your head around, until you start trying to work in US measurements, UK measurements AND micron size! We get asked all the time and it's about time we got a little conversion chart up and showing the various measurements.

A micron is one millionth of a metre and is most commonly referred to as the size of the hole between the mesh threads.

US Mesh Measurement - Threads per inch, not the size of the holes. 

UK T Measurement - Threads per centimetre, not the size of the holes.

They aren't all going to be spot on, but we've worked with the screen printing mesh that we stock.

General rules to follow: 

- The lower the US or T number, the wider the hole in the mesh.

- The higher the US or T number, the smaller the hole in the mesh. 

- Microns work in the opposite way to the above.

U.S. Mesh

Microns

UK 'T' Mesh

80

177

32T

100

149

43T is 110 US

120

125

43T is 110 US

140

105

55T

200

74

77T is 196US

270

53

120T is 305US

325

44

120T is 305US

 

Our Hunt The Moon screen printing mesh is super high quality, durable and a pleasure to print with.

Any questions drop us a line, we're more than happy to help and advise on what mesh you should be using for your project. 


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