Manufactured in our Australian workshop to a high standard with silk mesh appropriate for paper or fabric (43T). Made from Maple and stainless steel staples (wood is pine in the economical silk screen set); if required the frames can be restretched with silk and recycled making for a longer life and therefore more economical. The equivalent of the printing plate for the screen printer is the silk screen - a wooden frame with a fine silk mesh stretched over it. The substrate to be printed is placed in position under the screen. Ink is placed on the top side of the screen. The frame also acts as wall to contain the ink. A rubber blade gripped in a wooden handle called a Squeegee (not unlike a giant wind-screen wiper) is pulled across the top of the screen. The ink is pushed through the mesh onto the surface you are printing on.