Screen Printing

What is Screen Printing?

Originated in the 1930’s, screenprinting is the method of pushing ink through a framed silk mesh screen to create a print.

Firstly, a design is transferred to a stencil that is then applied to a porous screen and set using a light-sensitive emulsion. A UV light hardens the emulsion on the screen except in the areas covered by the stencil, leaving tiny holes in the shape of the design for the ink to pass through.

Ink is then pushed through the screen using a squeegee or roller, creating a layer of ink that combines with a material or substrate to make a print.

Screenprinting is a long-term print solution, perfect for outdoor applications and is best suited for bulk quantities.