Screen printing is a method of print making in which a design is imposed on a fine mesh screen, with a coating of emulsion left in areas not to be printed. Using a squeegee, ink is forced into the mesh openings of the screen thus transferring ink onto the printing surface during the squeegee stroke. One color is printed at a time, so several screens can be used to produce a multicoloured image or design.
What You Need to Know
- screenprinting is the traditional style where you can feel the ink on the shirt
- each color of a design requires its own screen
- this style is compatible with cotton or cotton-blend products