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Silk‐screen printing

Silk‐screen printing

Silk-screen printing is a process by which repeats of a motif or pattern can be made; the process involves the use of silk (or similar material of fine mesh) tightly stretched on frames; a separate frame is used for each colour. Areas of the design to be printed in a given colour are left open while the rest of the silk is treated with an insoluble coating. The ground‐coated paper, fabric or other material on which the design is to be reproduced is laid out on long tables. The pattern is reproduced by drawing a suitable ink or paint across the screen with a rubber squeegee, which forces the colour through the parts where the mesh is exposed, and the operator moves from one present point to the next. By careful registering, a number of screens can be used in succession over the same design for multiple colour work.


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