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Expert knowledge

As with all sectors of commerce and industry, technical terminology, definitions and design calculations are an essential part of our daily work. They create a mutual understanding between our customers and our employees, enabling us to achieve precise levels of communication. In this section, you will find explanations of the most important concepts and information on different applications.

Mesh technology

  • What is the difference between warp and weft wire?
  • How do mesh count and wire diameter determine mesh fineness?
  • What is meant by ‘open area’?
  • What different weaves are available?
  • What is ‘theoretical ink deposit’?

Products and their main uses

  • When should one use the term screen, and when mesh?
  • Which products are chiefly used where?
  • How do I order mesh?
  • What are the standard dimensions of mesh in rolls?

Materials and standards

  • What class of steel is used most often?
  • What is the difference between ferritic and austenitic steels?
  • Alloy composition and temperature resistance
  • Conventional standards for wire meshes and screen wires

Technical information for screen printing

  • Recommended frames and sizes
  • Developing and tensioning mesh
  • Off contact distance, squeegee pressure and speed, registration accuracy
  • Troubleshooting formula