The design is prepared on a transparent film in black and white (no grayscale). This can be done manually by working with non-translucent black paint, ink, paper or chalk on transparent or translucent material. The image can also be printed digitally.
The screen is exposed with a UV lamp. The film is placed in front of the screen. The black image blocks the light, this part of the screen does not harden and is rinsed out. Where the image has blocked the light the screen is now open and ink can be pressed through it. This is done with a squeegee.
Screen printing can be done on different materials, the most commonly used are paper and textile.
Materials such as emulsion, various inks for paper and textile and films are available in our workshop. An A2 printer is available. We also have screens in various sizes: small (43 x 53 cm), normal (73 x 93 cm), medium (93 x 118 cm), large (118 x 158 cm) en extra large (145 x 212 cm).
Prior to your project, discuss the timeline with one of our advisors.