One of the most important tools in the art of silk screening is the humble squeegee. Once that ink has been laid down, the squeegee will determine whether you get an uneven and bubbly mess or something smooth, uniform, and beautiful. An ideal squeegee should be sturdy to withstand pressure, comfortable to hold at various angles, and easy to clean. Another thing to keep in mind is each tool’s durometer, which measures the hardness of the rubber and determines the amount of pressure needed to push ink through your screen mesh. The lower the number, the softer the squeegee. Ahead, find our five favorite squeegees for silk screening in a number of materials and styles.
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