Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Printing Process

Screen Printing

  • Screen printing is a printing technique that uses a woven mesh to support an ink-blocking stencil. The attached stencil forms open areas of mesh that transfer ink as a sharp-edged image onto a substrate. A roller or squeegee is moved across the screen stencil, forcing or pumping ink past the threads of the woven mesh in the open areas.
  • Screen printing is also a stencil method of print making in which a design is imposed on a screen of silk or other fine mesh, with blank areas coated with an impermeable substance, and ink is forced through the mesh onto the printing surface. It is also known as Screen Printing, silkscreen, seriography, and serigraph
  • Screenprinting inks can be used to work with a variety of materials, such as textiles, ceramics, wood, paper, glass, metal, and plastic. As a result, screenprinting is used in many different industries, including:

Textile fabric
Product labels
Printed electronics, including circuit board printing
Thick film technology
Medical devices
Snowboard graphics
Signs and displays

Since screen printing is such a popular and versatile for of print it is quite easy to find places right in Cobleskill that have screen printing options, one for example is Printz & Patternz.On their website they explain that they will make shirts for any reason; to support schools, teams, and people. Also they have an about section where customers can learn about their history, the founders and the family. Along with a full portfolio of their past works and an on line quote option they really have created a convenient website.

Welcome to Printz & Patternz

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