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.
What is it used for:
Screen printing is used primarily for outdoor applications where UV is a factor. The process allows us to put down a thick layer of a specially formulated ink, making it very UV and abrasion resistant. Mostly used in large signage, screen printing is great for applications where the images and data are synonymous.
- Machine Data Plates
- Multi Color Outdoor Applications