Screen Printing has been around for over a thousand years! This printing technique utilizes a mesh stencil used to transfer ink onto a product. A squeegee is moved across the screen to transfer ink through the open mesh, while impermeable portions maintain the prints’ integrity. One color is printed at a time, so several screens are needed to create a multi-colored design.
Advantages of Screen Printing
Prints typically have a thicker layer of inks. This means prints have the ability to withstand a lot of washes and stress.
The time-consuming part is creating the stencils. Once the stencils are created, shirts can be automated and printed quickly.
Prints come out very vibrant and bright. There are thousands of colors of ink that can be used; including water-based inks!
Screen printing is a very versatile method of printing. Almost any flat surface can be screen printed on.