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This diamond braid cotton cord is available in a standard 11/64 diameter for a tighter fit or the 9/64 diameter for easier stretching. A cord setting tool is recommended.
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The right product
from Norcross, GA
Comments about Blick Tite-Stretch Cord:
The right product always makes a difference. After trying a few things that I thought would work just as well, I broke down and bought this cord. I should have done this from the beginning. Using the right product made the stretching for the screen mesh go a LOT smoother and I am extremely happy with the result.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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screen printing frame cord
from Gasport, New York
I have been screen printing signs and T-shirts for over thirty-five years. Throughout my printing career, I have depended on Dick Blick for quality and service. I stretch my own screens with the cord and fabric from Blick. I buy the frames from Blick as well! Dick Blick ships quick!
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This Cord Saves Lives
By Jen, all covered in ink
from Tucson, AZ
I would be lost without this cord... as a silkscreener, I have to tighten the silkscreen on my frames daily, but with this perfect size cord, I find myself doing it only once a month. Great product, fast shipping, all around ROCK.
Not a tight fit.
By Erik B.
from Austin, TX
When used with the blick frames, this cord does not hold the mesh in the frame for very long.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thank you for sharing your experience with our cord. Whenever a product doesn't meet your expectations, please call us and we will help you either with a return or exchange. A member of our Customer Care team will be contacting you to see if we can help.
Wear and Tear Issues
I have some doubts about this product based on repeated use and a side-by-side comparison with the synthetic cord that comes with Speedball pre-stretched frames. After stretching 10xx fabric using Blick's wooden screen frames and printing/washing, some of my screens became very loose. These screens had to be tightened with a cord setter after washing and emulsion removal. Ordinarily, this wouldn't be much of an issue. My screens, however, are all sealed with water resistant tape after the fabric has been stretched. This means that loose screens can only be reset after removing tape. The problem doesn't occur on screens stretched with the synthetic cord that comes with Speedball pre-stretched screens. This leads me to wonder if the Blick Tight Stretch Cord becomes loose when wet. It appears to be a natural fiber product similar to rope and, thus, more susceptible to water than synthetic cord.
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