Looking to get your screen printing screens exposed by us? You're in the right place.
Want to learn how to expose your own silk screens at home? Then check out How to expose your own screen printing frames.
Whilst achievable at home, exposing screens can take up time, space (but not much) and does need a bit of kit to do properly. In our workshop, not only do we expose screens all day long for our own printing, we also expose screens for our customers.
For a custom screen you'll need a couple of things before placing your order.
1. Knowing what size screen and mesh count you need.
2. Your artwork ready to go on a transparency.
We need your artwork to be in Rich Black, on a sized A4 or A3 template and saved as a PDF. You can find more detail information on how to do this in our Screen Printing Artwork & Transparencies guide.
3. To purchase a screen and the exposure.
Just pop your selected screen in to the basket and then choose you exposure size here: Custom Screen Exposure.
4. Complete your purchase and email your artwork to us.
Email your artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org If you'd like us to check your artwork before your purchase the screen and the exposure that's no problem, just email it over. If you need to stock up on anything else, you can checkout for those items as the same time and the whole order will ship together.
Custom Exposure FAQ
Turnaround time is approximately 14 days from us receiving correct artwork.
The key to getting screens to expose smoothly is artwork preparation, please follow our Artwork & Transparencies guide.
How much does it cost? Custom screen exposure is: A5 £14.99, A4 £15.99, A3 £16.99. Our silk screens start from £9.99, for a full cost break down on screen pricing please choose your frame type: Wooden Screens or Aluminium Screens.
We know this can sound daunting and quite the ask if you’re not super graphics savvy, but it makes the process so much smoother and ultimately gets you the best possible finished product.
If you’ve any questions, we are only a phone call away and are more than happy to talk through the process.
Max image sizes on screens:
A5: 21cm x 14cm
A4: 29.5cm x 21cm (full A4 paper size)
A3: 38cm x 29.5cm (smaller than actual A3 paper size)
A3+: 47.5cm x 32cm (easily print full A3 paper size)
Artwork struggles? If you're struggling to convert your artwork to rich black, or a vector file you could use Fiverr - it's a cheap and quick way to get it done by a professional. Perfect if you've got a jpg or png or if you've hand drawn something and now need it recreated in vector format so it can be used to make a screen!