A GOOD ARTWORK POSITIVE MAKES A GOOD SCREEN. A GOOD SCREEN STENCIL MAKES A GOOD PRINT!

Remember: You make one positive and one screen - but use that screen for 100 + prints. Make it easy for those 100 + prints!

  1. The quality of your print is dependent of the quality (sharpness) of your artwork positive. A bad positive = a bad screen stencil.
  2. Check your resolution of the file. An image off the Internet at 56KB and then enlarged to an A4 will be so pixelated that it will have to be redrawn first. Remember – a good artwork positive makes a good print!
  3. Your artwork positives must to be 100% black to stop the light when exposing a screen. If using a laser printer + Laser Film – always enhance the positive with Laser Enhancer Liquid to “pump up” the opacity of the black solid and glossy. Remember – a good positive makes a good print. A partly grey positive with allow light through and “fog” the screen in places.
  4. An original laser toner is recommended as the toner powder is just that much better.
  5. Remember to turn your “toner saver” off as you want graphic quality / high toner deposit on the Laser Film.
  6. Positives can also be cut with a vinyl cutter + Rubylith film, drawn with ink on drafting film or silkscreen positives from a Repro house using photographic film & chemicals.
  7. Check the size of the halftone dots! When playing out a positive with halftones – choose a dot size that will transfer and print successfully onto the substrate. Example: a 45 lpi is ideal when printing a T-shirt with water-based inks using a 61 yellow mesh screen.
  8. Contact Keip Bros on +27 0 11 835-3129 #keipbros