Screen Printing Service
Screen printing is an ancient art form and is widely used as an artistic medium and as a commercial printing process nowadays.
Screen printing is also known as silkscreen or serigraphy printing as silk screens were used earlier. It helps create posters, bold canvases, and artwork and is extensively used to print fabric and textiles. It is excellent for building custom clothing and products.
What is Screen Printing?
The process involves transferring a stenciled design onto fabric using a net/mesh screen, ink, and squeegee. The method involves creating a layout on a screen and pushing ink through it and prints the design below on the fabric.
Two types of screen printing exist, Rotary screen printing and Flatbed screen printing
Screen printing techniques produce vivid colors, even on dark-colored fabrics. This technique is favored over all printing methods as it allows reproducing design numerous times and is very useful for creating several copies of the same garment. It makes screen printing method efficient, allowing screen printing companies to create large batches of custom clothing easily.
The Process of Screen Printing
First, the design is created. With the help of a printer, the design is print on a transparent acetate film. It is used to create the template.
The second step involves screen preparation. The mesh screen is selected by the printer suiting the intricacy of design and the quality of the fabric. The mesh screen is coated with a light-reactive emulsion that hardens under bright light.
Step three, acetate design film is placed onto the screen coated with emulsion and exposed to bright light. The light hardens the emulsion and the parts covered by design remain in fluid form. If the design includes multiple colors, a separate screen is used to apply each layer of ink.
Step four, the unhardened emulsion is rinsed off to create a stencil. It leaves a clear print of the design on the screen, allowing the ink to pass quickly.
Step five, the design screen is positioned on the printing press, and the fabric is laid down on the printing board. The screen is lowered, and ink is added. Either a rotary carousel or squeegee pulls the ink along the full length of the screen pressing the ink through, printing the design on the fabric.
Step six involves drying the printed fabric passing it through a dryer to cure the ink and create a smooth, colorfast finish. The final product/textile is washed to remove the ink residues and dried naturally.
Weaveron offers quality screen printing services using the best grade machines and modern techniques. We also provide online screen printing where customers can design their products like T-shirts, caps, and any garment with a unique design.