Screen printing, or silk-screen printing, is a technique of artfully printing images and graphics on any medium or surface by using a fabric (printing fabric) by having ink deposited on a substrate through the free areas of the fabric. The term“serigraphy” comes from the Latin “seri” (silk) and the Greek “grapho” (writing), since the first fabrics that served as stencils were made of silk.

Screen printing as a craft and industrial technique has also been adopted in artistic and commercial settings since the early twentieth century. In commercial settings it is mainly used to print images on silk fabrics, T-shirts, scarves, hats, CDs, DVDs, ceramics, glass, polypropylene, polyethylene, paper, metals and wood.

The different definition of screen printing types depends on the procedures and objectives:

  • For example, textile screen printing is an application area almost in its own right and includes all the specialized applications for the countless media defined as textiles
  • Graphic screen printing is that normally intended for printing advertising or illustrations and graphics or drawings
  • Industrial screen printing for functional and non-decorative decoration applications (control panels, road signs, etc.).
  • Artistic Screen Printing is both technical and artistic, the mode of operation of which is used to reproduce works as close to the original as possible.

How screen printing takes place:

  1. Once the stencil is drawn or transferred to the frame (through various techniques), it is placed on the chosen substrate
  2. The ink is then placed on top of the frame and with a rubber squeegee, otherwise known as a squeegee, is smeared over the entire frame, including of course the areas open to the substrate.
  3. The ink passes through the open spaces and settles on the substrate (paper, canvas, cloth for example).
  4. The frame is then removed and the stand is allowed to dry. The frame can be reused after being cleaned.

How screen printing is used in Seven Group:

At Seven Group, the screen printing technique is used for multiple applications and products: such as for packaging customization by making fine prints and finishes on boxes, hat boxes, cases. personalized shopping bags, cardboard tubes and even on some clothing accessories.

We also use screen printing in the production of display media, such as plaques made of Plexiglas or other materials, window signs,Plexiglas gadgets andgifts, and for the customization of some types of floor displays, counter displays, and cardboard displays.