What is silkscreen printing?

What is silkscreen printing?

What is silkscreen printing?

Silkscreen printing process is a liquid/ ink printing method using a stencil, exposed film and squeeze process thru a mesh film onto the different types of product surface. The printing films are prepared which a text/design/logo is imposed on a screen of polyester or fine mesh, with blank areas coated with an impermeable substance. Ink is forced into the mesh openings by the fill blade or squeegee and by wetting the substrate, transferred onto the printing surface during the squeegee stroke.

Only one colour is printed at a time, so the printing film need to be prepared upfront before positioning the product for test print. For multiple colours printing requirement, there are several printing films exposure are needed according to number of colours on the image or design.  Despite the standard colour which are commonly used black, blue, red or white, the silkscreen print process also determined by the Pantone colour chart which allows printing service provider to comply with international recognised pantone code chart to reflect the corporate identity.

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