24 and 38 mesh is used mainly for glitter inks that need a very open mesh for printing.
60 mesh is often used for printing smaller glitter and most shimmer inks.
86 mesh is also used for printing shimmer inks and for laying down thick layers of ink for high-density printing. It also works well for printing foil adhesive.
110 mesh makes printing white and other thick inks easy. It is ideal for spot color printing since it holds less detail than 156 mesh and lays down a thick layer of ink for maximum coverage.
125 mesh is one of the most commonly mesh sizes in screen printing. It works great for printing white ink and other colored inks that have a thicker viscosity.
156 mesh is great for general purpose textile printing with basic to semi-fine detail. It will hold a little finer detail than a 110 mesh while also working well with thinner inks.
200 mesh is great for printing more detailed prints that need a thinner layer of ink than a 156 mesh. It works very well with thinner inks and is a good middle-range mesh size.
230 mesh is great for high-end fine detail printing. A 230 mesh can hold halftones very well and also lets a little more ink through then a 305 mesh. The yellow color prevents light from reflecting through the threads of the mesh and keeps a sharper image when burning.
280 mesh screens are great for high-end fine detail printing. A 280 mesh can hold halftones very well and also lets a little more ink through then a 305 mesh.
305 mesh holds extremely high detail, letting through only a thin layer of ink. This allows for a very soft hand on the garment and is great for use in printing halftones and process prints. The yellow color prevents light from reflecting through the threads of the mesh and keeps a sharper image when burning.