Basic knowledge you must know for Silk Screen Printing

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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.

 

  1. where and which product suits to make silkscreen printing?

For example, the following imask shows 1 color white logo on microfiber fabric. we can see that the logo is wide and simple. showing acurate white color.

but it’s better for the outside, because silkscreen printing will have some mark that when you touch and feel it, not recommended to mke on the skin touching side. it could be made on microfiber cleaning cloth or magic ice towel or other promotional silicone phone holder , waterproof pouch ,PVC folding case etc.

 

2. What is the limitation of silkscreen printing on popular gift items.?

Firstly , the printing was made with a mesh, if need clear gap between different color in one logo, so that the ink could be showed correct without overlapping.

more over, Standard logo size for silk screen logo printing, especialy on microfiber cleaning cloth products, it’s within 10x10cm. if larger than that, the mesh moulding will be different, and will increase the cost.

 

 

3. What need to give to the factory if you need make silkscreen logo?

A clear LOGO design is a mush, create outlines, let’s say it a VECTOR file, and better in AI/EPS format.  A pantone code will be needed for the acurate color you need. Then a clear layout will be provided by the designer of us.

for example, if you buy 500pcs silicone phone wallet, with 2 color silkscreen logo, we will have the desgin diecut for it. more  existing image as below.  For thos artwork that contains too many  colors and has gradient color, we will use digital photo printing or CMYK according.  Let’s talk more next time.

 

 

 

 

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