Basic Screen Printing Information about:
Printing on just about anything you can think of...
Textiles, Glassware, Signs, Can Coolers, Silk Neckties, 3-Ring Binders, whatever... or
Sublimation And Thermal Wax Transfers...
Perfect for putting your computer artwork or pictures on Coffee Cups, T-Shirts and Stuff.
Here, we offer rudimentary information about the basic process. See links below...
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SublimationSublimation works by the ink out-gassing under high temperature and pressure from the paper into a coating on the substrate (i.e. coffee cup).
Thermal WaxThermal Wax is almost the same but uses a coated paper that transfers the ink and coating onto the substrate (i.e. T-shirt).
Screen PrintingScreen Printing is unlimited to the colors and types of things on which you can print. The ink is printed directly onto the substrate (i.e. just about anything you can think of), by using a screen frame and squeegee.
The process begins with the "camera ready" art work. This may be created by hand or with the aid of a computer. One piece of "camera ready" art is made for each color. The camera ready art is then sized and photographed on our "stat" camera. A film positive is made for each size and color. Each film is exposed, developed, inspected and touched-up by hand. After all these steps are completed, The films are ready to be imaged onto the screens. One screen must be made for each size and color. We stretch the screen mesh on a frame, secure it and coat it with a photo-sensitive emulsion. When the emulsion is dry, we expose the screens with the films using ultra-violet light. Each screen is exposed, developed, inspected and "touched-up" by hand. The finished screens are secured to the screen press. One screen for each color is registered to the item that is to be printed. With the screens in place, the ink is applied to the screen and printed with the aid of a squeegee. After all the colors have been printed, the ink is then cured. This may be accomplished by oven, heat press, or air dried, whichever method the particular ink requires. © Screaming Squeegee Screen Printing Inc.Back
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