Screen Printing

 This section only contains a small selection of our screen printing products. To view the entire range of Screen Printing products including photo-sensitive screen printing products please visit www.sswholesale.com.au

 



Daler-Rowney System 3 "Original" Screen Printing Colours 

When mixed with Daler-Rowney's Screen/Textile Printing Mediums, System 3 provides a safe, solvent-free alternative to traditional oil-based inks for successful screenprinting on paper, fabric and board. System 3’s rich pigmentation gives the strong clear colour definition demanded by professional printmarkers, and all equipment cleans with water. Only the highest quality pigments are used in the manufacture of System 3 Acrylics and they possess a greater pigment loading than other acrylics in the same class thus providing superior covering power over comparable products. All System 3 colours are highly permanent, water resistant and flexible once dry.

System 3 Textile printing Medium

Textile printing medium has been developed for screen printing onto fabrics. When mixed 1:1 with System 3 Acrylic colours the medium remains open on the screen, gives strong colour, fine definition and excellent colour fastness over 20+ washes

System 3 Screen Prinitng Medium

This medium retards the drying of acrylic colour on the screen and reduces the risk of screen blocking, making it easier to wash out. This medium can be thinned with water.

System 3 Drawing Fluid

Screen drawing fluid is applied by brush direct to the screen to create the drawn image. It can be applied neat but will probably require some dilution with water in finer detail areas.

System 3 Removable Screen Block

Once the drawing fluid is dry the entire surface is then blocked out with System 3 Removable Screen Block, applied by squeegee. Again once dry, the previously drawn image is washed out in cold water to leave an open mesh positive image ready for printing. The screens can be reclaimed after printing by washing out the screen block with hot tap water and soap. Screen block should be kept upright and at room temperature.

"The Art Teachers Guide to Water Based Screen Printing" by Dave Fortune

Explore the possibilities of printing on paper, fabrics and even ceramics within a safe environment. All of these techniques are explained in detail with accompanying photographs. Dave Fortune manages the screen printing department at the University of West England, School of Art, Media and Design in Bristol, England and runs seminars and workshops internationally and throughout the

System 3 Screen Printing Set

This set contains everything you need to get started Screen Prinitng straight away! It contains a 41 x 55cm wooden frame with high quality mesh, 5 x 75ml System 3 Acrylic Tubes, 250ml System 3 Textile Printing Medium, 250ml pot System 3 Printing Medium, 75ml Bottle System 3 screen drawing fluid, 250ml System 3 Removable screen block and Artist Apron.

Ezi-Cut Stencil Paper

This plastic coated paper is suitable for use with all inks and is most popular as a “flop” stencil in textile printing. The stencil is placed under the screen mesh and a water based ink is pulled through which results in the automatic adherence of the stencil to the mesh. On completion of printing, the Ezi-Cut stencil is simply peeled off the screen and can be washed in water, dried and re-used at a later date.

Screen Frames

Screen frames are manufactured from kiln dried, 32mm square Meranti timer from sustainable resources and are lightweight, warp resistant yet dimensionally stable. Joints are “V” nailed for long, useful life and frames are supplied complete with one of three screen meshes to suit your application. For printing onto fabrics or paper the mesh types 8TXX and 43T are ideal for both applications – multifilament 8TXX mesh will give the best adhesion when used in conjunction with paper and film stencils whereas monofilament 43T is produces best results when used with photosensitive emulsions. For fine art printing onto paper using photosensitive emulsions use only 90T monofilament mesh for optimum results. To suit the image to be printed, the recommended screen size is one that allows at least a 50mm clearance between the image and the inside of the screen frame – sizes shown are for the internal frame dimensions.

Nuart Screen Prinitng Squeegees

The ideal size for the screen printing squeegee is one that enables a minimum of 25mm (1") clearance between each end of the squeegee and the internal edge of the screen frame used. Squeegees are available with either a soft/medium black rubber blade, for printing with fabric inks using an 8TXX or 43T mesh screen, or medium/firm green ULON urethane blade for printing with any ink type and any grade of mesh.
Nuart Black Rubber Squeegees – The perfect size and weight featuring a moulded, finger-jointed 85x30mm pine handle for a comfortable grip, and a 9x50mm, soft/medium (60-65 durometer) black rubber blade with a slightly angled blade tip to give a soft impression and heavier ink deposit for screen printing with water-based inks onto fabric.
Nuart ULON Urethane Squeegees – The ultimate squeegee suitable for all ink types including Plastisol, water-based and solvent-based inks featuring a 10x50mm medium/firm (70-75 durometer) green urethane blade. These squeegees are designed to overcome the problems normally associated with applying too much pressure using soft/medium hardness blades. At higher pressures, softer blades will distort (particularly when using finer 90T screen mesh) thus decreasing the attack angle of the blade and reducing the ability of the ink to be forced through the screen leading to the blade aquaplaning over a layer of ink left on the surface of the screen. They feature the same quality, moulded wooden handle as the black rubber squeegees for comfortable use.

Screen Mesh

Modern screen meshes are manufactured from resin bonded, strong polyester fibre that is inert to all inks and solvents and available in a range of mesh openings and thread construction to suit specific applications. The multi-purpose screen mesh 8TXX is of multi-filament thread construction and is ideal for all hand-cut films, tusche-glue and block-out stencils using both water and solvent based poster inks where a heavy ink deposit is required. 8TXX screen mesh will also accept photo-sensitive emulsions however emulsions are harder to remove from multi-filament mesh when reclaiming the screen. For best results when using heavier body inks use only 8TXX mesh.

The ideal mesh for photo-sensitive emulsions is a mono-filament mesh – either 43T (equivalent to a finer 10TXX mesh) for System 3 Original colours with fabric medium. For the production of high quality fine art prints onto paper using the System 3 Original acrylic colour system, use only the yellow-toned 90T mono-filament screen for optimum results.