Screen printing offers you to work on mesh smooth screen attached with frame. The screen creates print when stencil is put on its surface and ink or emulsion is applied on it. Due to thin surface of screen, it absorb all the emulsion very quickly, scoop coater is used to apply the emulsion on the screen. It is applied in every way on the both sides of screen and using squeegee to make the screen absorbable. Screen printing is the only way where stencil is used to get the design of required object. Ink or emulsion is the important factor in screen printing process.
The screen printing process also called seriography. There are various way for screen printing, some people use polyester made mesh screen while other use those screen which are made up of nylon or stainless steel. Screen printing technique was introduced by Chinese, but later on it spread in other Asian countries and Japan. You can start screen printing at home as a mini business. Here is quick review on screen printing process for screen printing learners. The stencil is placed on the screen and fixes it with magic tape.
Apply thick coat of emulsion on screen both sides nicely and then it is exposed in sunlight or generally used screen exposing box in screen printing workshop. It takes 30 to 40 minutes to dry the emulsion application. Then it needs to wash out for getting the desired result as well as remove the emulsion. For removing emulsion easily, the experts use gel which makes the layer of emulsion thinner. Apply water pressure and emulsion will be removed in no time. The squeegee or card board paper is used at this stage to dry the screen from moisture. Then the content is delivered to relevant medium, either plastic or wooden block. For more screen printing tutorials with advanced techniques, visit this site and you will find almost every tutorials related to screen printing.