Screen printing

Screen printing or serigraphy is a printing technique in which the printing form is a template applied to a fine woven metal or synthetic fibre mesh. The print is made by forcing paint through the matrix.

Screen printing is a very durable method of printing on clothing. It is often confused with ironed patches, known from the beginning of the century, the durability of which was limited to one-time use. The screen-printing process itself is based on injecting paint into the material, which creates a uniform whole with clothing, while guaranteeing a high durability of colour, as well as a resistance to washing and abrasion. It is most often used to mark lightweight cotton clothing, such as a T-shirt or polo shirt; however, it is also used on other surfaces than textiles.

Examples of screen printing

Pros and cons of screen printing
  • high colour durability
  • resistance to washing and abrasion
  • low production cost for large quantities
  • limited range of colours – up to 5 colours
  • you need to make a matrix every time for each colour