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.
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 www.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 on to my screen?
There's a few different ways to get your screen ready to print:
Stencils - Great for beginners, we have a few different options availible including Freezer Paper and Yupo Paper.
Screen filler & block out - This is a perfect soloution for artist, designers and Illustrators, you simply draw straight onto the screen.
Photo Emulsion + Exposure Bulb- Perfect for larger print runs and for a proffesional finish.
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.
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.