Step 1 – Take your screen printing tape (or packing tape) and begin by covering areas that you do not want ink to go through. In this example we have exposed two designs (ganging) onto a single screen.
Step 2 – Finish taping the design and any other areas of the emulsion that you don’t want ink to go through. For smaller pinholes, etc you can either use tape (on the print side of the screen mesh) or even brush emulsion onto those areas to block them up.
Step 3 – Tape off the inside wells of the screen to prevent ink from getting in between the mesh and frame. Also, be sure to tape over the edges of the emulsion area. This will ensure that ink only passes through the design.
Step 4 – Finished taping and ready to print!