Screen printing is a method of printing that involves creating a stencil or screen and using it to apply ink onto a flat surface. This process is popular because it can produce high-quality, vibrant designs with great durability.
The screen used in screen printing is made of a mesh fabric, which is stretched tightly over a frame. A stencil is then created on the screen using either a light-sensitive emulsion or a stencil film. This stencil blocks out areas where ink will not pass through, creating the desired image or design.
Once the stencil is created, ink is added to the screen and spread evenly using a squeegee. The squeegee is then pulled across the screen, pushing the ink through the mesh and onto the material being printed. This process is repeated for each colour in the design, with a new screen and stencil created for each colour.
Screen printing can be used on a wide range of materials, including fabric, paper, and plastic. It is commonly used for printing t-shirts, posters, stickers, and other promotional items. Screen printing provides vibrant, long-lasting colours that are perfect for creating eye-catching designs.
At Uniform Print Lab, we specialise in screen printing and use the latest techniques and equipment to create high-quality prints. We work with our clients to ensure that their designs are brought to life in the best possible way. Our team is dedicated to delivering exceptional results that exceed your expectations.