Sunlight Stencil sheets are available in a wide range of meshes. Here is a general outline of what size Stencil Sheet to use for your printing needs.
Your basic and most standard mesh size is 43T, which lays a fairly thick layer of ink and is great for block text.
A 55T Sunlight Stencil sheet, also allows for a slightly thinner layer of ink and also enables some finer detail in your image due to the finer mesh.
A 15T Sunlight Stencil sheet is used for Glitter, shimmer and inks that have a high viscosity.
The glitter particles will not usually pass through a mesh count of higher than 15T.
Therefore you need a lower mesh count with larger holes.
A 77T Sunlight Stencil sheet allows for fine detailed images and thinner inks. These sheets can hold larger half tone dots.
Choosing the right Sunlight Stencil sheet for the best print.
15T – Beach towels, Pennant inks, 3D inks, Glitters and Shimmers. Higher viscosity inks.
43T – Textile, solvents and water based inks. Opaque inks. Best for courser woven/knitted/airtex substrates and fabrics.
55T – fabrics, paper, wood, plastics, glass.
77T – Fine detailed artwork. Half tones. Paper & Board. Textiles.
Blue and GreenSunlight Stencil sheets.
We offer two types of stencil sheets. Blue and Green. So which is best for you?
Blue Sunlight Stencil sheet
- Use for a wide range of plastisol, water based and solvent based inks
- Outstanding resistance
- Excellent burning imaging properties
- High definition for holding larger half tones (43T will hold 30 lines per inch, 55T will hold 36 lines per inch, 77T will hold 52 lines per inch)
- 10 minutes exposing time
Green Sunlight Stencil sheet
- Ideal for the novice printer as this sheet is more forgiving when exposing
- Use for plastisol and water based inks
- High definition for holding half tones
- 4 minutes exposing time
Choosing the correct ink.
We highly recommend that you consult your ink supplier for advise on mesh counts .