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Which mesh is right for your application?

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Application

Mesh selection is very important to the screen printing process. Let us help you select the correct mesh for your specific application. Explore the various lines of mesh that we offer below, or contact our customer service or your Technical Sales Representative for more personalized help.

We manufacture quality mesh

That’s what we’ve said from the beginning. But what do we mean by “quality?” Find out below.



Balance

Balance

Our strict quality control standards ensure that our mesh boasts an ideal warp/weft balance, contributing to a stronger, longer lasting screen. See how this can help save you time.




Durability

Durability

Our polyester mesh features threads with a high modulus rating. This makes for a whole range of meshes that are exceptionally durable. See how this can benefit your bottom line when it comes to high volume textile printing.




Precision

Precision

Our Alpha Series polyester mesh boasts incredible dimensional accuracy. See how it can help improve registration and repeatability in your process.




Strength

Strength

Our V-Screen mesh features threads twice as strong as stainless steel. See the difference that strength can make in your industrial or electronic printing process.




NBC Mesh Inspection Tag

Visual Mesh Inspection

Every roll of NBC polyester mesh is supplied with an inspection tag. While flaws are kept to a minimum by careful quality control, any flaw found under our thorough inspection is clearly marked to prevent it being stretched into your image area.

Thickness and mesh count are precisely controlled and documented on the tag—critical information for setting your production standards. As a result, you’ll be able to keep your presses running and save time spent troubleshooting. In addition, NBC compensates for flaws by adding one half yard of mesh to the end of the roll free of charge for each flaw.1



  1. Any marked flaws within an 18″ space are considered to be one flaw and compensated with a ½ yard of material. Each flaw is clearly marked on the selvage edge with a red triangle on a blue pressure sensitive label.[return]

Mesh Tension Guide

MESH CODE MESH COUNT /in (±3) MESH COUNT /cm (±3) THREAD DIAMETER µm WARP BREAKING TENSION N/cm² WEFT BREAKING TENSION N/cm² STANDARD TENSION N/cm² (60% of breaking tension) ADVANCED TENSION N/cm² (70% of breaking tension) EXPERT TENSION N/cm² (90% of breaking tension)
508 -024 PW 508 200 24 28.2 27.7 16 19 25
508 -027 TW 508 200 27 39.9 37.2 22 26 33
460 -027 PW 460 180 27 30.5 30.6 18 21 27
420 -027 PW 420 165 27 31.6 29.4 18 21 27
420 -030 PW 420 165 30 41.8 39.9 24 28 36
380 -027 PW 380 150 27 30 30.7 18 21 27
380 -030 PW 380 150 30 34 39 22 26 33
380 -033 PW 380 150 33 40.9 42.7 25 29 38
380 -035 TW 380 150 35 50 50 30 35 45
355 -027 PW 355 140 27 27.4 25 16 18 24
355 -030 PW 355 140 30 36 36.7 21 25 32
355 -035 PW 355 140 35 45.3 46 27 31 40
330 -027 PW 330 130 27 26.3 24.7 15 17 22
330 -030 PW 330 130 30 32.7 33 20 23 30
330 -035 PW 330 130 35 45.3 43.1 26 30 38
315 -027 PW 315 125 27 26.2 25.6 15 18 23
315 -030 PW 315 125 30 33.8 31 18 21 28
305 -030 PW 305 120 30 30.2 30.5 18 21 27
305 -033 PW 305 120 33 35.6 36 21 25 32
305 -035 PW 305 120 35 41.7 43 25 30 38
305 -040 PW 305 120 40 50 50 30 35 45
280 -035 PW 280 110 35 38.5 36.7 22 26 33
270 -040 PW 270 106 40 45.4 46.2 27 31 40
255 -035 PW 255 100 35 37.8 36.4 22 26 33
255 -040 PW 255 100 40 42.3 42 25 29 37
230 -040 PW 230 90 40 40.4 38 23 27 34
230 -045 PW 230 90 45 50 50 30 35 45
225 -048 PW 225 88 48 50 50 30 35 45
200 -045 PW 200 79 45 42.2 43.6 25 29 38
200 -048 PW 200 79 48 47.1 46 27 32 41
200 -055 PW 200 79 55 44 43.3 26 30 39
180 -048 PW 180 71 48 42.4 42.4 25 29 38
180 -055 PW 180 71 55 43.5 43.7 26 30 39
160 -048 PW 160 63 48 38 40 22 26 34
160 -063 PW 160 63 63 44 43.5 26 30 39
150 -048 PW 150 59 48 30.8 31.9 18 21 28
150 -048 PW 150 59 48 33.3 32.5 19 22 29
150 -055 PW 150 59 55 44.6 44.6 27 31 40
140 -063 PW 140 63 63 41 44.4 24 28 37
135 -045 PW 135 53 45 26.6 26.2 15 18 23
135 -048 PW 135 53 48 29.3 29 18 20 26
135 -055 PW 135 53 55 33.5 35.5 21 24 31
125 -071 PW 125 49 71 42.2 42.1 25 29 38
120 -045 PW 120 47 45 21.6 23.8 12 14 19
120 -048 PW 120 47 48 30.4 28.1 17 20 25
120 -055 PW 120 47 55 28.8 30 18 21 26
120 -063 PW 120 47 63 44.6 43.7 26 31 40
110 -080 PW 110 43 80 43.8 43.3 26 30 39
100 -055 PW 100 39 55 27.7 29.4 17 20 26
100 -071 PW 100 39 71 45.3 45.3 27 32 41
100 -071 PW 100 27 71 36.3 36.5 22 25 33
90 -071 PW 90 35 71 44 42.7 26 30 39
90 -080 PW 90 35 80 44.4 44.3 27 31 40
80 -071 PW 80 31 71 43.2 43.2 26 30 39
80 -100 PW 80 31 100 45.3 45.5 27 32 41
60 -125 PW 60 24 125 45.4 46.2 27 32 41
60 -150 PW 60 24 150 50 50 30 35 45

Mesh Count: Number of threads per inch or centimeter
Weave Type: Plain Weave (PW) or Twill Weave (TW)
Thread Diameter: The diameter of each thread before weaving
Recommended Tension: Each screen technician will have to determine the best tension level to use for each unique printing situation. Tension level is determined by frame size, profile, and the condition of frames. Mechanical stretching equipment is generally capable of reaching Standard or Advanced levels, depending on the skill and experience of the stretching operator. Expert levels can usually be achieved with “state-of-the-art” pneumatic stretching clamps. Excellent printing results can be achieved at all tension levels if other parameters are correct.