“Screen printing is a printing technique whereby a mesh is used to transfer ink onto a substrate”.
“This is a method in which ink is applied directly to the surface to be printed (substrate). The image to be printed is photographically transferred to a very fine fabric (the screen) such that the
non-printing areas are blocked off and the fabric serves as a stencil. The ink is wiped across the screen to pass through the unblocked pores and reach the substrate. For each color to be printed a separate screen is prepared and the process is repeated. It is more suitable for curved shapes (such as tumblers and writing instruments)”
Silkscreen printing benefits:
- You can print on any size and shape. General printing can just only work on flat surface, like paper. Screen printing is able to print on flat surface, but also print on cylinder things, such as bottles, pens, cups and other shapes.
- The printing can be very beautiful and without laminating, and can not be affected by sunshine and air temperature.
- Process is very convenient, inexpensive and easy to understand.