Making A Screen For Printing

Before you can screen print you need to make a screen. The first step in that process is to stretch screen-printing fabric over a wooden frame. Next, you’ll waterproof the screen using duct tape so that it can be used repeatedly.


  • Wooden stretcher bars- often used to stretch canvases for painting
  • Screen printing mesh
  • Staple gun
  • Staples
  • Mallet
  • Scissors
  • Duct tape

Once you’ve collected all of your supplies, which are available at most local arts and crafts stores, you are ready to start creating your screen. Watch these videos for step-by-step instructions.

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Stretching the Screen:

Waterproofing the Screen:

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