Screen printing is a printing technique where a mesh is used to transfer ink onto fabric, or piece of paper (for example), except in areas made impermeable to the ink by a blocking stencil, or emulsion. A blade or squeegee (mostly) is moved across the screen to fill the open mesh sections with ink, and a reverse stroke then causes the screen to touch the fabric momentarily along a line of contact. This causes the ink to wet the fabric and be pulled out of the mesh apertures as the screen springs back after the blade has passed. One colour is printed at a time, so several screens can be used to produce a multi-coloured image or design.
There are various terms used for what is essentially the same technique. Traditionally, the process was called silkscreen printing because silk was used in the mesh of the screens. It is also known as serigraphy and serigraph printing. Currently, synthetic threads are commonly used in the screen printing process rather than silk. There are special-use mesh materials of nylon and stainless steel available to the screen-printer. There are also different types of mesh size which will determine the outcome and look of the finished design on the material.
Single Colour Print
The KISS principle of screen printing (keep it simple, stupid). Choose from one of our stock colours at no charge, or ask for a Pantone match! Single colour prints will never go out style and will leave you with some extra cash in your wallet.
When your artwork calls for it, we're here to provide it. Two-colour, three-colour, four-colour - you name it! Consult one of our experts today and we can help ensure your print matches your expectations and your budget.
Use the power of dots to create shading in your artwork or to create the illusion of additional ink colours than are actually used. Looking to add grey to a design but want to save a few dollars or do you simply want to add a bit of depth to the finished product? This technique may be for you!
Creating a brand is more than just picking a name and a cool logo, and we understand that. If one of our stock colours doesn't quite hit the spot, we are happy to offer Pantone colour matching for only $35/mix. You haven't made it this far by compromising, why start now?
Take your design and raise it up a notch! Puff ink contains a heat reactive foaming agent that makes the ink expand. The end result is a puffed up print! Wondering if this will work for your design? Reach out to us today if puff has your interests peaked.
We are happy to offer over 40 ink options on our regular stock list! No extra mixing fee's here.