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Silk‐screen printing

Silk-screen printing is a process by which repeats of a motif or pattern made; the procedure involves the use of silk (or similar material of fine mesh) tightly stretched on frames; a separate structure for each colour. Areas of the design to be printed in a given colour are left open while the rest of the silk treated with an insoluble coating.

The ground‐coated paper, fabric or other material on which the design to reproduced is laid out on long tables. The pattern repeated by drawing a suitable ink or paint across the screen with a rubber squeegee, which forces the colour through the parts mesh is exposed, and the operator moves from one present point to the next. By careful registering, several screens in succession over the same design for multiple colour work. See Digital printing


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