You will find all you need to start screen printing at MSP.
Our spacious well-equipped studio has two large Vacuum Print Tables capable of printing A0 size. The larger print table has a vacuum area of 160cm x 110cm. Both tables are equipped with arms for large format printing, and come accompanied with a drying rack with 50 trays.
For screen making there is a large format inkjet printer set up to print directly onto draught film for creating positives, which can print up to A1 from digital images, along with an A3 Scanner/ Printer. We have a 5000w exposure unit for creating photo stencils – Maximum size is about 120cm x 140cm.
There are screens for hire in various sizes / mesh counts [if needed]. The standard MSP screen size is 90cm x 115cm – though larger are available. Plus various sized squeegees and coating troughs.
We have a back lit washout booth with pressure washer for cleaning screens and drying cupboard. MSP stocks water-based System 3 inks in a wide range of colours [though you are welcome to bring your own water-based printing inks]. And a small, limited supply of paper – we usually suggest that you bring your own. There is also a guillotine for cutting up paper / cutting down prints.
While we have Vacuum Beds for printing it is possible to print on textiles. The inks we use require the fabrics to be ironed to fix the print so please bare this in mind. We advise washing all textiles beforehand to remove any fabric finishing which may affect printing.
Technical help is available as required; anyone hiring the screen printing facilities must have completed an induction session and be proficient in printing or have booked technical assistance.