printing process explained

How does the screen printing process work?

Screen Printing, also known as silkscreen, is a printing technique that uses woven mesh to support an ink-blocking light sensitive emulsion that is applied to the screen. The attached stencil (Vellum) forms open areas of mesh that transfer ink or other printable material which can be pressed through the mesh as a sharp edged image onto a substrate. Once the screen printing job has been completed, the ink and emulsion are washed off the screen(s) through a 3 step process bringing the screen(s) to it’s ink & emulsion free state. The screen(s) are then ready for new emulsion to prepare them for the next print job.

 

The more colours your logo or design has the more screens the job will require. Therefore making for a greater set-up and print time. As you can see there is quite a bit of initial time and effort involved in setting up for screen printing, therefore it is not feasable for us to take on orders less then our required minimum.

 

The Process

 

This is a basic visual aid to the screen printing process.

 
 
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