What is Screen Printng?
Screen printing is a printing technique where a mesh is used to transfer ink onto a substrate. Except in areas made impermeable to the ink by a blocking stencil. A blade or squeegee is moved across the screen to fill the open mesh apertures with ink, and a reverse stroke then causes the screen to touch the substrate momentarily along a line of contact. This causes the ink to wet the substrate and be pulled out of the mesh apertures as a result the screen springs back after the blade has passed.
One color is printed at a time, so several screens can be used to produce a multicoloured image or design. Plastisol is the most common ink used in commercial garment decoration. Two of the top 5 benefits of screen printing is good colour opacity onto dark garments and clear graphic detail with, as the name suggests, a more plasticized texture. This print can be made softer with special additives or heavier by adding extra layers of ink. Plastisol inks require heat (approx. 150 °C (300 °F) for many inks) to cure the print. There are many benefits of screen printing but below we have the top 5 benefits of screen printing.
Top 5 Benefits Of Screen Printng
- Its the most cost-efficient way to print bulk products.
- Perfect for printing small details in designs.
- Designs screen printed will out last the garment.
- Its a versatile method of printing due to the fact that you can print on different items, such as cups, vinyl, bags and much more.
- Color vibrancy