Frequently asked questions
Am I able to buy everything I need online?
You should be able to find everything you need from our website. If there is something you can’t find please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What stuff do I need to get started?
We recomend using one of our Screen printing kits, we have plenty of options to suite your crafty needs, these will have everything you need to get you up and running.
You can also read through our Screen Printing Kit guide for more infomation, you can download this from our Screen Printing Kits page.
What type of ink do I need?
Crafty Screen stock waterbased ink for fabric, paper and cardboard surface. For other types of inks including Plastisol and Discharge please visit screenprintworld.co.uk
Are all the colours exact?
As you can appreciate we can only do our very best to represent the colours of the ink on our website. Please accept computer and mobile screens display colours slightly differently. Ink will always print a slightly different shade to what it looks like in the tub.
Is it possible to track my order?
Yes, you should receive an email with your tracking code from our courrier.
How do I get my Images onto my screen?
There are a few different ways to get your screen ready to print:
Stencils – Great for beginners, we have a few different options available including Freezer Paper and Yupo Paper.
Screen filler & block out – This is a perfect solution for artists, designers and Illustrators, you simply draw straight onto the screen.
Photo Emulsion + Exposure Bulb – Perfect for larger print runs and for a professional finish.
For Pre Exposed Screens you can contact our friends at Squeegee & Ink, they will be more than happy to help you with this.
What kind of Ink should I be using?
Here at Crafty Screen we stock the finest quality Waterbased Inks, these are ideal as they are super easy to use! We have a large range of opaque colours, that can be mixed easily so you can create your own tones as quick as a flash. This ink has been specially formulated to be used on, fabric, paper and card.
Waterbased Inks are super easy to clean, you can simply use water or for extra cleaning power, you can use our ready-made Eco Screen Wash.
If you require any alternative inks including Plastisol, Discharge or Nylon Printing please visit our Big Sister company Screen Print World.
How do I cure my inks?
Curing waterbased ink is super easy. If you’re printing on to fabric you’ll need to heat cure it. This can be done with an iron and heat resistant paper. Alternitively you can use a Heat Press. We always recommend that you do a wash test on your clothing, some garments will need varying times to heat cure! You should cure your fabric/garment for around 2-3 minutes at 160 degrees.
If you’re printing paper or card, Simply leave to air dry for around 24 hours.
You should cure your fabric/garment for around 2-3 minutes at 160 degrees.