Screen Printing Process Overview
Screen printing can be used to print on a wide variety of garments and promotional products.
The process consists of three elements: the screen; which is the image carrier, the ink, which is what goes onto the actual garment; and the squeegee, which . Using a porous mesh fabric stretched tightly over a frame made of wood or metal and coated in a photosensitive material, ink is pressed onto the garment.
Art is separated across multiple images, one for each color, in order to make the screens.
From there, each color of the design is transferred to a positive image that will be chemically processed (burned) onto the screen fabric.
The burned screens are then loaded and aligned on the press and the garments are then printed.
Once the item is printed it will be placed on a conveyor belt which carries the finished product into the drying oven.