Recommended tensioning for BOPP SD
stainless steel meshes is dependent upon the demands upon print quality. Certain BOPP SD and BOPP SD PLUS
meshes can be tensioned to way above 35 N/cm. In these instances, the stability of the screen printing frames in use must always be verified. Generally speaking, for these specifications a tension value of 30-35 N/cm is sufficient for an acceptable end result.
Due to their higher tensile yield point, stainless steel meshes can be tensioned to higher values.
Higher tensions enable a smaller off contact distance.
The smaller the off contact distance, the better the registration accuracy.
With careful degreasing, the surface of stainless steel meshes offers an exceptional bond for a wide range of films and emulsions; no napping is required.
SD stainless steel meshes offer minimal undercutting and can therefore be exposed without problems.