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What Is Screen Printing
Last Updated: 01-06-2016

What is screen printing?


Screen printing or silk screening is most commonly referencing a custom embellishment onto a t-shirt using plastisol ink, separated artwork and plastisol ink.  


At bolt printing we refer to this method as "traditional" printing.


Let's start with what screen printing is not:

It is not the use of transfers or iron on applications.

It is not digital printing.

It is not the application of vinyl cut-out images.


So what is it?


Step by Step.

..separating the artwork by color.

......create a film positive.

..........prepare mesh screens with photosensitive chemicals

..............use ultraviolet light to burn image onto screen

..................thus creating a stencil for the ink to flow through.