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What is Screen Printing?

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What is...



SCREEN PRINTING?



Part of an exclusive series / Research by Garment Printing / Design by Paula Rupolo



Screen-printing is a technique that utilizes a framed mesh screen in conjunction with an inkblocking stencil to print a desired image.



It is one of the most versatile methods of modern printing.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



How does it work?



ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR

VECTOR FILES

1 THE ARTWORK

Make sure your artwork is a printready vectorial file and all text is converted to outlines.



2 THE FILM POSITIVE

Artwork must be transformed into a film positive before printing!



3 CHOOSE A SCREEN

Metal screens work best for screen printing on standard textiles.



4 PREPARE THE SCREEN

Cleaning the screen is very important to remove any dust. The substrate side of it must be coated with a light emulsion.



5 EXPOSE THE ARTWORK

Place the film positive on the substrate side of the screen and expose it to light.



6 CLEAN THE SCREEN

Wash the screen thoroughly in water to make sure it's safe for regular light exposure.



7 GO TO PRESS

Mount the screen in the printer head,check settings and you're ready to press.Apply the ink by flooding the screen and squeeging downward.



VOILA!



Benefits

DURABLE IMAGERY

QUICK PROCESS

VIVACIOUS COLOUR

PANTONE COLOUR MATCHING

WIDE RANGE OF UTILITY

ABILITY TO PRINT ON A LARGE SCALE

ECONOMICAL COST



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LET'SPRINT



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What is Screen Printing?

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Screen Printing is a technique that utilizes a framed mesh screen in conjunction with an ink blocking stencil to print a desired image.
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