One of the most interesting processes to watch here at DGP is the screen printing process. It is fun to watch as the process takes place from the time the graphic is produced to the finished product of a shirt, coat or whatever the item used to receive the print. It is a very precise and detailed process, and we are thrilled to have such a skilled staff to take care of it.
The screen printing process is a great way to get your design displayed.
But what exactly is the screen printing process? According to Wikipedia:
Screen printing is a printing technique that uses a woven mesh to support an ink-blocking stencil to receive a desired image. The attached stencil forms open areas of mesh that transfer ink or other printable materials which can be pressed through the mesh as a sharp-edged image onto a substrate. A fill blade or squeegee is moved across the screen stencil, forcing or pumping ink through the mesh openings to wet the substrate during the squeegee stroke. Basically, it is the process of using a mesh-based stencil to apply ink onto a substrate, whether it be t-shirts, posters, stickers, vinyl, wood,or other material.
Screen printing is also a stencil method of print making in which a design is imposed on a screen of polyester or other fine mesh, with blank areas coated with an impermeable substance. Ink is forced into the mesh openings by the fill blade or squeegee and onto the printing surface during the squeegee stroke. As the screen rebounds away from the substrate the ink remains on the substrate. It is also known as silkscreen, serigraphy, and serigraph printing. One color is printed at a time, so several screens can be used to produce a multicoloured image or design.
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One of the greatest things is that screen printing can be done on a wide variety of surfaces. The possibilities are limited quite often by what you can imagine. So, why not speak to one of our excellent team members about how the screen printing process can meet your needs. Call now at 417-319-4833.