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Screen Printing Meshes
Mesh size is measured by how many threads of mesh there are crossing per square cm (TPC) or per square inch (TPI). For instance, a 120 mesh screen has 120 threads crossing per square cm. The higher the mesh count, the finer the threads and the smaller the holes in the screen.
More detailed images require higher mesh counts, higher mesh counts require thinner inks. If you have a highly detailed image, a lower mesh screen won't hold the detail, the fine lines or dots in the image will simply fall through the holes in the mesh. Also, the finer the mesh you are using, the thinner the ink needs to be and vice versa, thin ink will flood through larger holes making a blurry image whilst thick ink won't print through the tiny holes of very fine mesh.