you're stocking up on screen
printing supplies, one of the items you often need is pallet tape. Also
called transfer tape, pallet tape looks similar to masking tape or painter's
tape, but it's much larger in width and it features an easy-release adhesive.
To meet your needs, this tape comes in a variety of sizes, colors, and options.
you use pallet tape to protect your screens while you're printing. As this tape
is specially designed for this task, it's more effective than using duct tape,
painter's tape, or other type of tape. When ordering, make sure that you order
the right size of tape to go over your pallet. Then, smooth the tape down over
the pallet. Generally, when you use pallet tape as a platen covering, you can
use it multiple times before you need to change it. As a result, a roll of tape
can last a relatively long time even if you do a lot of screen printing.
pallet tape, pull a few inches off the roll. Then, center that over the edge of
your pallet so that it's lined up perfectly. Smooth the tape as you apply it to
remove air bubbles and prevent wrinkles from occurring. Then, slowly pull out
more tape and continue to press it down on the pallet. Once you have covered
the entire pallet, you can cut around the tape so that it's flush with the
edges of the pallet, or you can wrap the tape around the edges. Most printers
have a strong preference for one option over the other. To find out which style
you prefer, you may want to experiment with both options.
you've covered the whole pallet with a protective layer of pallet tape, you may
want to use block
out tape. Often colored blue, this tape helps to prevent ink from moving
into unwanted areas. You can apply it to the sides of your frame, the corners,
or anywhere else where you don't want ink to appear. If you have a registration
mark on the pallet to "sign" your work, you may want to avoid putting
block out tape on that. Instead, you may want to use transparent tape in these
areas. You can apply block out tape directly to the pallet, or you can
put it over pallet tape that you're using as a platen covering.
don't have screens or if you're simply looking for some new products with which
to experiment, you may want to invest in masking tape in addition to pallet
tape. You can apply masking
tape directly to fabrics, and then, you can print a variety of patterns
even if you don't have traditional screen printing supplies.
printing your designs, the need for tape is still there. If you want to package
and ship any of your products, you need to box them up, and to seal the box, clear
shipping tape is essential.
pallet tape or any other type of tape, put in an order today. If you have
us directly at American Niagara.