SILKSCREEN

Screen printing is a technique that uses a woven mesh to support an ink-blocking stencil to receive a desired image.

Screen printing is a technique that uses a woven mesh to support an ink-blocking stencil to receive a desired image. One color is printed at a time; several screens can be used to produce a multicolored design. However, each color used in a design requires the creation of a unique screen, which can add to the overall cost of the piece. Because the inks are opaque, screen printing is an excellent choice for retaining vibrant colors of light inks when printing on dark stocks.