Screen Printing

What is screen printing?

Screen printing is a printing technique that uses a woven mesh to support an ink-blocking stencil. 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 into the mesh openings for transfer by capillary action during the squeegee stroke.

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, and ink is forced into the mesh openings of the mesh by the fill blade or squeegee and onto the printing surface during the squeegee stroke. It is also known as silkscreenserigraphy, and serigraph printing.

 

 

  • Please note that for screen printing only (ie. if you are supplying the garments) there is a minimum requirement of 50 units.
  • If artwork is not supplied in the correct format or required further work, we charge R150/ hour for design fees. You may adjust your own artwork to waver these costs.

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