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Screen printing or Silk Screening is a technique that utilizes a framed mesh screen in conjunction with an ink-blocking stencil to print a desired image. It is one of the most versatile methods of modern printing. It can be used to print onto various materials, including textiles, paper and even glass.
It first appeared in China as a recognisable form during the Song Dynasty (960-1279 a.d.) Required Materials Artwork Textile Screen Squeege Ink Press Machine
We Make sure your artwork is a print-ready file and all text is converted to outlines.
The Film Positive
Then the Artwork must be transformed into a film positive before printing. Screen Metal screens work best for screen printing standard textiles. Cleaning the screen is very important to remove any dust that might ruin the print. The substrate side of it must be coated with a light emulsion.
Expose the Artwork
Place the film positive on the substrate side of the screen expose it to light. We then Clean the Screen. Wash the screen thoroughly in water to make sure it’s safe for regular light exposure
Time to Press
We then mount the Screen in the printhead, check the settings and we’re ready to press. We apply the ink by flooding the screen and squeeging downwards.