Chapter 1: What is screen printing ?
Screen printing is the process of transferring a stencil design onto a flat surface using a mesh screen, ink and a squeegee. Fabric and paper are the most common screen printed surfaces, but with specialized inks it is also possible to print on wood, metal, plastic and even glass. The basic method is to create a stencil on a fine mesh screen, then push ink (or paint, in the case of artwork and posters) to create an imprint of your design. on the surface below.
The process is sometimes called “screen printing” or “screen printing” and although the actual printing process is always quite similar, the way the stencil is created can vary, depending on the materials used. Different stencil techniques include:
- Use masking tape or vinyl to cover the desired areas of the screen.
- Paint the stencil on the mesh using “screen blockers” such as glue or lacquer.
- Use a photosensitive emulsion to create a stencil, which is then developed in a similar way to a photograph (you can find out more about this by registering for our training on screen printing by a professional ).
Drawings made using the screen printing technique can use a single shade of ink or more. In the case of multicolored items, the colors should be applied in individual layers, using separate stencils for each ink.
Chapter 2: Why is screen printing used ?
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