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Quality Control Products

Sefar Inc. offers several ancillary screen printing products that can assist your shop with quality control procedures, and help improve the quality of your screen printing including digital and mechanical tension meters, handbook etc.

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SEFAR Tensocheck 100 on zeroing plate

In comparison to commonly used, spring loaded tension meters, the SEFAR Tensocheck 100 has significant performance improvements:

Measurement precision

Measurements above 30 N/cm are displayed with 0.5 N/cm resolution. A finer resolution (0.2 N/cm) is used below this figure. SEFAR Tensocheck 100 enhances the reproducibility of the screen tension.

Wide display range

SEFAR Tensocheck 100 covers the range of 4 to 60 N/cm, making it valuable measurement tool for every application and mesh specification.


Optional, certified calibration plate

Optional control plate

An optional control plate is available for the SEFAR Tensocheck 100. The control plates come with certification required by ISO quality systems. The control plate allows customers to check calibration of their SEFAR Tensocheck 100 internally, in comparison to sending it out to an external calibration service provider.

Zero adjustment

The instrument comes with a zeroing plate for quick confirmation, or adjustment simply by pressing a button. This provides repeatable results every time you use the tension meter.


Large, digital display

Digital display

The digits of the measured values are 10 mm in size, and appear on a clear, digital display that is highly legible even at a distance.

Selectable measurement units

Select between N/cm and millimeters at the touch of a button. The measuring options make SEFAR Tensocheck 100 usable anywhere in the world.

Automatic shut-off

After three minutes without measurement activity, the device shuts itself off to conserve battery life.


SEFAR Tensocheck 100 can be used and operated without any special expertise.

The TetkoMat 10-100 is a portable, compact, mechanical tension measuring device for accurate and consistent measurement of all screen printing fabrics.

TetkoMat 10/100 on Zeroing Plate

The TetkoMat 10-100 was developed to Sefar’s specifications and is manufactured in Switzerland. It provides a simple, quick, and direct reading that measures in Newtons per centimeter (N/cm).

The high sensitivity of the TetkoMat 10-100 allows measurement control of tension variations within a screen regardless of frame size.

Features of the TetkoMat 10/100:

Substantial improvement in tension measuring methods as compared to touch control, gauging by percentage of fabric elongation, and air pressure values.

Accurate tension measurements will improve registration and reduce rejects, resulting in increased productivity.

Reproducible and uniform tension measurements, screen after screen.

An affordable production aid for all sizes of operations.

Ideal for high volume, multiple screen making stations where more than one TetkoMat 10-100 is required.


TetkoMat 10/100 in carrying case



4.5 x 3 x 1.75 inches

Carrying case

9 x 8 x 3 inches


Meter 17.5 oz./Case 12 oz.


10/100 N/cm


+/- 5% of full scale

Mesh Compatibility

Polyester (PET) Meshes

Polyamide (PA) Meshes

Stainless Steel Wire Meshes

Recently updated to the Second Edition in 2006, the Sefar handbook for Screen Printers is one of the most comprehensive and thorough resources for our industry today. The new version has all the information that was covered in the First Edition, but was supplemented with the latest technological advancements to bring it up-to-date with the practices in today’s screen printing shops.


Sefar's Handbook for Screen Printers is an excellent tool to have on hand for reference at existing shops, or can serve as a detailed guideline for beginning screen printers. It is even valuable for experienced shops that are looking to move forward with new technologies.

Filled with colorful photos, technical diagrams, graphs, and comparison tables, the Sefar Handbook for Screen Printers covers every aspect of the screen printing process—from the history of the industry through color management and quality control, the second edition covers it in this 160 page manual.

Topics Covered:

Screen printing history

Mesh recommendations

Frame selection

Stretching recommendations and procedures

Mesh adhesion and gluing

Prepress and halftone printing

Stencil making

Printing techniques and image registration

Quality control practices


Coating techniques


Mesh education


Quality control practices


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