Screen Printing Process

Screen Printing Process

The screen printing process is a popular method of printing, and it can be used on a large variety of materials, from paper to fabric. The process was originally very lengthy because it was manual, but the production of screen printing machines is helping to cut down on the amount of time it takes to print. At Printa Systems, we manufacture screen printing machines designed to make the screen printing process run as smoothly as possible.

The basic screen printing process involves the use of a screen made of a porous mesh stretched tightly over a frame, a squeegee and ink. The image to be printed is transferred to the screen, the screen is placed over the material, and then ink is forced through the screen onto the material with the squeegee. The onboard exposure unit for the 770 series screen printing systems makes it easy to create images on the screen.

Learn the Screen Printing Process with a Training Session at Printa Systems

Many factors will determine the resulting quality of the print, including size of the holes in the mesh, the ink and the speed of the squeegee. If you want to produce professional artwork for your customers every time, consider registering for a free training session.

During this hands-on workshop, you will learn the screen printing process and how to use your machine, amongst other things. You will practice your skills and watch enough demonstrations to come away ready to begin printing. Classes fill up quickly, so register online now for the next session.