Screen Printing is a process of pictures and text, normally utilizing ink, paper and a printing press. Over time, printing technology has developed significantly. Various techniques are available, but screen-printing is used most of the time.
Silk Screen-printing, also referred to as silk screening, is a technique that is best for surfaces that are relatively flat. In this process, fine mesh or a screen is tightly stretched around a rigid frame, with the silk screen masking areas which resolve not be printed. In order to create a print, the screen is placed atop the item that is to be printed; then a blob of thick ink is applied. Next the ink is pressed through the silk screen with the assistance of a squeegee.
Multi Color Print
The ink clings to the unmasked area, thereby create the print, and the masked area is protected from ink penetration. After this, the printed item goes through a heated tunnel that dries the ink so that substance can be stacked or put into packages.
When a multi-color print is made, the procedure is performed again, changing screens. Thus, multi-color prints necessitate multiple screens positioned on a rotary press or performed manually, aligning the various colored prints in conjunction.
There be a number of technique for ‘masking’ a screen. The easiest technique is via application of masking fluid right onto the silk screen. This is the ideal procedure for dual-color graphics, while for multiple-color tasks; a photosensitive emulsion is the proper procedure.
using plastic inks are often stiflingly hot if you aren’t sure of what you’re getting as you order. For more subdued and vintage-looking silk screen-printed apparel, inks with a water base might be preferable. For a bold and heavy printing, application of plastic-based inks using heat might be a wise choice.
Inks containing plastics are used by many silk screen printers because often they last longer are richer, heavier and more easily seen, not to mention being easier on the silk screen printing equipment. Within a short time frame, plastic inks can begin to crack up, though. Natural inks last longer and they look better too.