By: Ryan Moor
Original Publish Date: June 2011

Increase your cash-stash

With prices on consumable products going up, there is a need for screen printers to become more creative and resourceful in how they use products. Doing so helps decrease some of the effects price increases have on business. But itís not all about how much something costs; itís also about how long something lasts, how far it goes and how fast it is applied. Here are five money-saving tips geared to help screen print professionals put savings right back in their bank accounts.

Tip # 1: Print with the right mesh
If you ask the average screen printer what mesh size they use, the most predominate answer will be 110 mesh. As a supplier, I can report that 110 mesh sells more than any other mesh size. It is not to say that 110 mesh is a bad size to use, but other sizes should be considered for the majority of prints and selection should be based on the job at hand. Using the wrong mesh can lead to ink waste. Figure 1 reviews the actual consumption percentage and cost savings that is possible to achieve by simply choosing the correct mesh for a job.


This spreadsheet shows the actual ink consumption percentage and costs savings it is possible to achieve by simply
choosing the correct mesh for a job.


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