Silk screen printing is a cost-effective way to produce high-quality t-shirts and apparel due to the exceptional consistency and endurance, it is the best option for large orders of printed t-shirts or apparels. Silk screen printing is believed to be one of the oldest forms of printing cloth which has been used for more than a century and is one of the most commonly used printing processes in industry.

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Silk Screen Printing

Silk-screen printing is a very simple but effective printing process for both monochrome and multi-coloured prints.  A stencil process in which coloring matter is forced onto the material to be printed through the meshes of a silk or organdy screen so prepared as to have previous printing areas and impervious non printing areas. Screen Printing is a time-tested stencilling technique used to apply inked images to a wide variety of substrates. Using a stencil, or a series of stencils, the ink is distributed to the desired area(s) by being pressed through a porous screen, hence the name Screen Printing also known as silkscreen, serigraphy, or serigraph printing, Screen Printing can be performed as a manual or automated process. In addition, since the process does not require the use of special printing machines, it can be print both vertically and horizontally.


Silk Screen printing Process

Silkscreen printing started by engraving the silkscreen printing multi coloured design must be separate into different each single colour. Each design is then etched onto a production screen that allows specially formulated ink to pass through onto a garment, paper or canvas. The ink is etched to the target by pulling the ink through the screen with the help of a squeegee. Each colour is applied separately to the garment, starting with the background artwork and ending with the foreground images. Each colour of the ink must be dried before the next colour is applied. Each colour of the ink must be dried before the next colour is applied.

Design Artwork Color Calculation

The artwork design is based on pallets then it forms a graphic on the T-shirt where the design plate and color are all related together. In this diagram of artwork, it contains red, grey and black that easily sort it out which more suitable to silk Screen Printing Technique. This technique will create one plate for each color and there will need three different plates as according to the diagram.

How it Works


preparing the design

Each design must be used to separate the design screen. An individual design should be separated for the multi coloured design to put in ink colour.


Creating The Screens

The printer will choose a mesh screen to suit the complexity of the design, and the texture of the fabric being printed. Silkscreens are utilised to create a design at the top of a specially coated screen. The coating is light sensitive and a photo-negative of the design will be coated on the screen.


Etching The Images and dry

Then, We are using a squeegee to push the ink through the target to engrave the images complex and each ink will have to be dried before the additional colour can be applied.


Dry & Repeat

At the end of the process, each ink will have to be dried before the additional colour can be applied.


Finish Product

Finished product.


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Examples Of Silk screen Printing

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