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The Bare Bones Screen Printing Kit
The Bare Bones Screen Printing Kit

10" x 12" Max Image AreaTurnaround time is 2-4 business days

*Pre-burned screens are custom items and non-returnable.

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Price With Options: $82.99


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The Bare Bones Screen Printing Kit

Everything you need to start printing right out of the box. No need to mess with that emulsion, exposure and washout nonsense. Simply upload your own image on the confirmation page, and we'll send you the screen ready to go along with the other essential screen printing items needed to start printing right away!

What's Included

  • 18x20 Pre-burned Screen (10"x12" Image Area)
  • 12" 70 Durometer Squeegee w/ Wood Handle
  • 300ml jar of Black Permaset Aqua Waterbase Ink
  • Roll of White Economy Screen Tape

Screen Details

Our 18"x20" screens have a 10"x12" Max Image Area. If a larger image is needed, please view our larger screens.

The emulsion we use on our pre-burned screens holds up extremely well to plastisol, water based, and discharge inks. Our top of the line exposure units are equipped with vacuums and single point metal halide bulbs, ensuring an extremely crisp image with maximum detail and clarity.

*Please refer to our artwork requirements before sending us your artwork. Art files that do not meet our requirements are subject to a $50/hr. artwork fee (we will notify you beforehand if any artwork charges will need to be applied).

Selecting Mesh Count

General Tip: Lower Mesh = More ink, less detail - Higher Mesh = More detail, less ink

  • 110 Mesh - Most common mesh count for printing with white plastisol ink. Not recommended for water base inks.
  • 160 Mesh - Our most popular mesh count. Works well with a wide variety of ink types and substrates.
  • 230 Mesh - Most commonly used for high detail artwork. Also great for printing with water based inks on wood or paper.

Still not sure which mesh count to choose? View tips on choosing the right mesh count.


  • When/Where do I upload my artwork?
    After you add your screens of choice to your cart and check out, you will be directed to an order confirmation page with an artwork uploader. Upload your artwork file/s to this form, put your Order # in the specified field, and add any specifications you'd like us to know about.
  • How should I format my artwork?
    Please refer to our artwork requirements found here.
  • How large can my image be?
    Our 18"x20" screens have a max "Image Area" of 10"x12". This is the total space available for your artwork to fit in to, and should be the canvas size of the artwork you upload with your order.
  • Can I fit multiple images on my screen?
    Absolutely! You can place as many images as you want in the allotted "Image Area" for your screen size. Just keep in mind that the more images you have burned on the screen, the more taping you will have to do and the more difficult it will be to print with.
  • Why is the image area much smaller than the screen?
    The screen dimensions include the actual frame, which consists of 1.5" walls. This means an 18"x20" screen actually has a 15"x17" inner dimension. Your image should be at least 2.5" away from these inner walls of the frame to allow room for your squeegee, ink, and areas of mesh that are too taught, which brings the max printable area of an 18"x20" screen down to 10"x12". These same basic principles apply to all other screen frame sizes.
  • How long will the image on my screen last?
    As long as the screen is used and cared for properly, the burned image should withstand thousands of prints. Use screen chemicals sparingly, keep mesh away from sharp objects, don't scrub screen with extremely rough surfaces, etc.
  • How long will it take for my kit to ship?
    Orders placed before 4pm (PST) are ready to ship within 2 business days, as long as the print ready artwork is also received by 4pm.

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Rating: Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 5 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Perfect ! June 30, 2017
Reviewer: Jamie Isaac from District Heights, MD United States  
I love the speedy service and my screen came out exactly as I wanted it .

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 First Time Silk Screeners ~ All went well June 13, 2017
Reviewer: De Wayne Izer from Greencastle, PA United States  
Everything we needed!  Wrapped up in one little package. Well done folks.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 LOVE IT ALL April 26, 2017
Reviewer: Sabrina Gaviria from Matawan, NJ United States  
Great starter package. Super quick response and turn around.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Awesome June 21, 2016
Reviewer: William Gilliam from Honokaa, HI United States  
The kit was perfect, exactly as described and with some great tips on home printing. The pre burned screen was EXACT and professionally coated and burned. They also included the transparency which was a pleasant surprise. Great customer service regarding my files and shipping.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 great kit January 4, 2016
Reviewer: Chris Riesner from Felton, CA United States  
The kit worked great and anthem was helpful when I had questions. The one upgrade to the kit I think i'm going to do is the hinges that they sell to make it easier to interchange the shirts and make less of a mess (having to set the screen down or prop on something)

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