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FAQ’s
Squeegee Selection Having the right squeegee is integral to achieving the best print possible for your silkscreen. There are several factors that affect the performance of your squeegee blade. Abrasion against the mesh slowly blunts the squeegee reducing the ability to shear ink from the screen. Solvents will also degrade the squeegee material, this is mainly seen in Solvent based inks and UV inks. These can cause the blade to soften or swell on the press which can affect print quality. Squeegees are commonly supplied in 3 hardnesses and 2 section sizes. The values of hardness are typically 60-65 Shore (Red), 70-75 Shore (Green) and 80-85 Shore (Blue). Usually the substrate and screen mesh determine the hardness required. If the substrate is an irregular or rough surface and requires a coarse mesh a softer squeegee is required (60-65 Shore Red). If the substrate has a smooth surface and a high mesh count is being used a harder squeegee is required (80-85 Shore Blue). The most common squeegee used is 70-75 Shore Green as this blade is rigid yet soft enough to adapt to the contours of the screen. The two most common profile size used in screen printing are 50mm x 9mm and 25mm x 5mm. The 50mm x 9mm profile is used for general screen printing (glass, graphics and textiles). The 25mm x 5mm profile is used for bottle, cd printing and high speed automatic presses.
In this section we aim to answer any questions you may have regarding the frame, mesh, squeegee or artwork you require. 
© Copyright, All Rights Reserved - Buckleberry Ltd.
In this section we aim to answer any questions you may have regarding the frame, mesh, squeegee or artwork you require.
FAQ’s
Squeegee Selection Having the right squeegee is integral to achieving the best print possible for your silkscreen. There are several factors that affect the performance of your squeegee blade. Abrasion against the mesh slowly blunts the squeegee reducing the ability to shear ink from the screen. Solvents will also degrade the squeegee material, this is mainly seen in Solvent based inks and UV inks. These can cause the blade to soften or swell on the press which can affect print quality. Squeegees are commonly supplied in 3 hardnesses and 2 section sizes. The values of hardness are typically 60-65 Shore (Red), 70-75 Shore (Green) and 80-85 Shore (Blue). Usually the substrate and screen mesh determine the hardness required. If the substrate is an irregular or rough surface and requires a coarse mesh a softer squeegee is required (60-65 Shore Red). If the substrate has a smooth surface and a high mesh count is being used a harder squeegee is required (80-85 Shore Blue). The most common squeegee used is 70-75 Shore Green as this blade is rigid yet soft enough to adapt to the contours of the screen. The two most common profile size used in screen printing are 50mm x 9mm and 25mm x 5mm. The 50mm x 9mm profile is used for general screen printing (glass, graphics and textiles). The 25mm x 5mm profile is used for bottle, cd printing and high speed automatic presses.
© Copyright, All Rights Reserved - Buckleberry Ltd.
Squeegee Selection Having the right squeegee is integral to achieving the best print possible for your silkscreen. There are several factors that affect the performance of your squeegee blade. Abrasion against the mesh slowly blunts the squeegee reducing the ability to shear ink from the screen. Solvents will also degrade the squeegee material, this is mainly seen in Solvent based inks and UV inks. These can cause the blade to soften or swell on the press which can affect print quality. Squeegees are commonly supplied in 3 hardnesses and 2 section sizes. The values of hardness are typically 60-65 Shore (Red), 70-75 Shore (Green) and 80-85 Shore (Blue). Usually the substrate and screen mesh determine the hardness required. If the substrate is an irregular or rough surface and requires a coarse mesh a softer squeegee is required (60-65 Shore Red). If the substrate has a smooth surface and a high mesh count is being used a harder squeegee is required (80-85 Shore Blue). The most common squeegee used is 70-75 Shore Green as this blade is rigid yet soft enough to adapt to the contours of the screen. The two most common profile size used in screen printing are 50mm x 9mm and 25mm x 5mm. The 50mm x 9mm profile is used for general screen printing (glass, graphics and textiles). The 25mm x 5mm profile is used for bottle, cd printing and high speed automatic presses.
In this section we aim to answer any questions you may have regarding the frame, mesh, squeegee or artwork you require.
FAQ’s