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Things To Know About Screen Printing

by Gisfrid Dirksen

Screen printing is a modern method of printing. This method of printing is the method used on fabrics earlier, but today it is used on other products. Screen printing existed as stenciling in the late 18th century. The process was a way of customising fabrics such as organdy. This organdy stretches across a wooden frame and is a way to place stencils when printing is taking place. Printing became mechanised for fabrics, packaging or flat posters. Even though screen printing was very popular then, it connected automated printing and hand fed production which was more costly. It became more popular in Western countries and brought more capabilities changing the advertising industry. It makes use of inks and fabrics that combine using computer technology. Screen printing was a substitute for other methods like offset litho. You can put an image on various surfaces like fabric, feather, plastic, glass, wood, card and paper. Its hydrogen fuel cell, solar cell and iPhone are products that you can print on-screen.

The process of screen printing

Screen printing is a method in which a woven mess screen facilitates a stencil to produce a required image. This screen stencil makes open areas of the mesh transferring printable materials or ink, by pressing it through a sharp edged image to a substrate. The substrate is the receiving item. You can use a squeegee to move through the stencil, making the ink to pass through the openings. It makes the substrate wet as the squeegee stroke is on. The ink does not scrape off as it resounds off from its substrate. You can use it to add ink to a substrate. This is possible whether it is wood, vinyl, stickers, posters and t-shirts. Another name for screen printing is silk printing. Print a colour after the other, you can use screens to make a design or an image of multi colours.

Where can you use this?

Screen printing has to do with merchandise, bags, balloons and t-shirts. You can use this method when you add latex to a scratch card or for decorative purposes. This decorative process is the spot UV. You can use the same screen process and that of squeegees, after which you expose the clear coating to the ultra violet lamps to enable drying. Spot UV moves your printing to another level and you can use it to show text and promote logos.

Screen printing is very suitable for your print on demand business especially if you are handling like t-shirt. It is best for customising fabrics and other related products. A lot of companies use this method of printing.

Why is screen printing more suitable?

It is better in handling graphics using only two or one ink colours. It makes the colours to pop out, the way a jack pops out. This kind of ink has a feeling that is softer giving you a fantastic look. If you want to use minimum colours for your T-shirt, use screen printing. It has nice looks and is more affordable for printing in huge amounts.

How does screen printing function?

Stretch a thin mesh on top of a frame. The screen comes from silk and is produced from polyester. Another version of the design is placed. After selling, roll the ink on top of the screen, note that it is only the area where the design is printed that lets them to pass through. There is setting of the ink after which it is dried.

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