Screen Tension Meter: Screen Printing Made Easy

The SA Screen Tension Meter provides you with a simple and precise way to stretch mesh for your screen printing projects.

Start your projects confidently knowing that the SA Screen Tension Meter has incorporated state of the art design and functionality, so that you can receive the optimal tension of 25-30 newtons per square inch each and every time.

  • Improved print quality.
  • Consistent registration print after print.
  • Longer screen life by avoiding over tensioned screens.


  • Measuring Range 5 to 30 newtons (N/cm) max indicator range (Indication Error 1/10 of 1%)
  • Reading: 0.0005”
  • Battery (1): Lithium CR2032, 3 Volt
  • Working Temperature: (32°- 72°F) 0- 40 °C
  • Storage Temperature: (12°- 90°F) -20°- +70°C
  • Humidity Influence: Relative Humidity <80% without influence

How does the SA Screen Tension Meter work?

The Screen Tension Meter incorporates a simple stainless steel weight, rather than the forever changing personality of springs and mechanisms, to deflect the screen fabric.

The spring and gear cog drag, inherent in conventional dial type screen tension meters, has been eliminated by the incorporation of an electronic indicator. A “wheelbase” twice that of conventional screen tension meters further increases its accuracy.

The simplicity of one moving part that relies on gravity makes this screen tension meter able to withstand hard use while providing you with the confidence of accurate and precise measurements that will be repeatable year after year.

Screen Tensioner with Indicator
Screen Tensioner with Indicator

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