Screen printing is always the perfect choice when you want to give your products a different, more pleasant and attractive look. Whether we are talking about branding, changing the design of products or printing attractive models, screen printing is one of the most versatile printing processes that can be offered within a printing agency. This makes screen printing also a popular way of printing within companies or large production lines. If you are want to know more about the process of screen printing in Dallas then you are at the right place.
A brief history of screen printing
Even though this printing process now involves the use of modern machinery for increased efficiency of the entire process, screen printing first appeared before today’s modern world, specifically in China in the 10th-13th centuries. Screen printing was then used to print silk.
Starting from the 15th century, screen printing also reached Europe, especially in England and France, and by the 18th century this art of printing was already widespread in almost all European countries and was successfully used to personalize/decorate furniture, articles textiles etc.
What is screen printing now?
Professionally, screen printing is defined as the process of printing images or graphic models on any flat surface or with a large radius of curvature such as: t-shirts, jackets, hats, bags, pens, lighters, glasses, toys, various containers, diaries, cases, keychains, pennants, robes, ties, lanyards, aprons, hats, umbrellas…and the list goes on.
In short, screen printing is a process of “decorating” and personalizing products with various colors or combinations of colors, images, patterns or branding, which gives products a nice look and helps them stand out to the general public.
If before the 19th century screen printing was mainly used to decorate objects and products made of wood, metal or textile, we can say that now screen printing knows no limits in terms of product customization.
Thus, through the screen printing process, a wide range of materials can be customized such as: paper, leather, textiles, PVC, sheet metal, glass, etc. Through screen printing, any product can come to life and enjoy an attractive design.
The stages of the screen printing process
Screen printing involves carefully following some steps, which help to obtain a durable final product that lives up to the initial expectations and to make the whole process more efficient:
- Selecting the right type of screen for the screen printing process, as well as the colors to be used
- Exposure of the site to UV rays and development
- Selecting the type of ink to be used
- Carrying out assemblies and adjustments, if applicable
- The start of the actual printing process
- Drying of the printed model
In addition to all the previously mentioned process steps, the screen printing process also involves attention to detail and the professionalism of the screen printing team.
The advantages of the screen printing process at Antel
Screen printing is a more durable printing technique than a traditional one that can also ensure a faster production process. At Antel, however, this screen printing process also has special advantages, such as:
- High resistance of paints to rubbing, scratching and UV rays;
- Small, medium and industrial series printing;
- Printing in various formats: 50x70cm, 46x64cm;
- Obtaining special effects that cannot be obtained by any other printing technique;
- Using automatic screen printing machines with high printing speeds of up to 700 prints/hour/machine;
- We have our own workshop for making serigraphic screens;
Through screen printing, colors and images can be printed at a higher quality, and their resistance to washing or use is increased. In addition, screen printing is a great way to personalize the products offered in a unique and vivid way that immediately grabs attention.
We give color and life to your products! Our team offers you our screen printing services for products of different sizes or with different types of surfaces.