What is the process of silk screening?

What is the process of silk screening?

The basic method involves creating a stencil on a fine mesh screen, and then pushing ink (or paint, in the case of artwork and posters) through to create an imprint of your design on the surface beneath.

What are the four steps to silk screen printing?

Step by Step Silk Screen Printing Process

  1. Things You Need.
  2. Step 1: Getting Started.
  3. Step 2: Making the Design.
  4. Step 3: Printing the Design.
  5. Step 4: Tape up the screen.
  6. Step 5: Transferring the Design to your gym clothing.
  7. Step 6: Drying the ink.

What are the six steps in silk screen printing?

From Concept To Screen Printed T-Shirt: A Six Step Process

  1. Step 1: Draw Something. I chose “Draw Something” as the first step because it is the most fundamental.
  2. Step 2: Scan & Add Finishing Touches.
  3. Step 3: Print Film Positives.
  4. Step 4: Make The Screens.
  5. Step 5: Set Up The Press.
  6. Step 6: Run The Press.

What materials is used in silkscreen?

DIY: How To Burn a Silkscreen and Print at Home

  • Blank silkscreen pre-stretched 110 mesh frame.
  • Transparency paper for laser jet printing.
  • Photo emulsion.
  • 150 watt light bulb.
  • Squeegee.
  • Ink.
  • Blank canvas bags/t-shirts/posters/mousepads.
  • Rags.

What are the tools used for silk screen printing?

Tools That Every Screen Printer Should Have

  • Blank silkscreen with a 110 mesh count. Silkscreens come in a variety of sizes and mesh counts.
  • Screen-printing squeegee.
  • Photo emulsion.
  • Plastisol ink.
  • Transparency paper.
  • Aluminum scoop coater.
  • Screen printing press.

What materials do I need for silk screening?

Your screen printing essential checklist

  • A screen.
  • A squeegee.
  • A printing table with hinges.
  • Stencil material.
  • Registration plastic.
  • Water-based screen-printing inks.
  • Paper.
  • Somewhere with a strong hose for screen cleaning.

Is it hard to learn screen printing?

DIY screen printing is actually pretty easy and absolutely CRUCIAL for your DIY cred. It’s like the gold standard or DIYers. When I first started this little nod to the 60’s adventure in 2012 I was ready to get all set up professional style.