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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.).
How does it work?
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.
PANTONE COLOUR MATCHING
WIDE RANGE OF UTILITY
ABILITY TO PRINT ON A LARGE SCALE
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