When many people hear the word “silk printing” or “screen printing” their mind automatically think of the printing on fabric, but screen printing without a doubt involve being used on substrate ranging from plastic to metal. The screen printing by teesnow is the best option for graphical, bold print. A printing technique is particularly suited for a relative or flat surface. The process involves a fine mesh for screen stretched tightly around a ridged frame. If there are areas that you do not want any design printed on, you can have them masked out on a printing screen. In order to create the print, a framed screen is placed over the item to be painted with a blob of thick paint. In order to press the ink, the screen you would make use of a squeegee. A stiff rubber blade is placed on a wooden or plastic handle. It is useful in pulling the pain across the screen to press the ink or through the screen.
In the masked areas, the ink is prevented from passing through but the areas that are unmasked permit the ink to be imprinted. Whenever this is done, the item is then placed on a conveyor belt through the heat tunnel. This is referred to as the curing process, in order to ensure that the ink dries quickly so that the material can further be stacked or package. If the inks have been cured properly, they will remain in place, even when they are exposed to harsh conditions, on the printed substrate. If there are additional colors desired in a final design then the process will be a repetitive work with the use of the different screen. For instance, if the design requires 7 colors then you will make use of seven different screens.
In order to make sure that the colors are properly aligned or registered with each other, new screens are placed on a rotary press. There are some screen printers that have a fully automatic process. These types of screen printing, they do not require any form of manual labor other than just setting up the machine and then loading the machine and unloading the machine.
It is important you are aware of the fact that a screen can be matched in all kinds of ways. Applying masking fluid straight onto a screen is more like the most straightforward way. It provides simple one or two graphics printing. In order to paint a more complex design, this is very much ineffective. Screen printers often make use of photosensitive emulsions for multi-color assignment. The first step is that the design is created on a clear section of plastic. Next, to that, a photosensitive coating is thereby applied to the entire screen surface. Whenever it is dried, the film will be placed on the screen and then it will be exposed to bright light. After a particular period of time, the screen printer will wash off the exposed area of the screen using water. Now the screen is without a doubt ready to paint. If by chance you are planning on printing on a dark color, a white base coat is then applied first.