One of the easiest ways to transfer designs for silk screening is to create stencils out of mylar or acetate. The finished designs serve as a film positive, which is placed atop a screen coated with photo emulsion, then exposed to light. To achieve a good-quality stencil, you’ll need a solid marker that won’t bead on the surface of your filmlike material. It should also deposit pigment that’s nice and opaque so your markings won’t allow light to pass through once you expose your design. Find the right marker for your screen printing needs (and any other jobs that require an opaque black line) in our top picks below.
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