SCREENPRINTING is the most popular method of printing on garments, used for quantitative higher cost. Screen printing is a printing technique whereby a mesh is used to transfer ink onto a substrate, except in areas made impermeable to the ink by a blocking stencil. A blade or squeegee is moved across the screen to fill the open mesh apertures with ink, and a reverse stroke then causes the screen to touch the substrate momentarily along a line of contact. This causes the ink to wet the substrate and be pulled out of the mesh apertures as the screen springs back after the blade has passed. One color is printed at a time, so several screens can be used to produce a multicoloured image or design.
The advantages of screen printing:
- Best price – Screen printing is really cost-effective for large quantities (over 50 pieces)
- Wide range of applications – Screen printing can be used on many types of fabrics: cotton, knitted fabrics. Therefore, use it can be labeled both clothing and bags, umbrellas, caps.
- Durability – By using high-strength inks are resistant prints including moisture, UV, mechanical or dry.
- Color – using the color palette by PANTONE get vivid, saturated colors. The use of large quantities of paint allows for very expressive and fully saturated colors.
- Quality and precision – Possibility to print very specific details of the highly accurate color matching.
- Refinement – Only this technique allows the usage of print finishing (print flagging, glitter, gel, 3D printing and others).