Screen printing, also referred to as stencilling, is one of the oldest printing techniques.  Its origins most probably lie in Japan, where many methods were developed in rapid succession. At the start of the twentieth century, the western world is also introduced to screen printing. England and America are the forerunners, but after WWII, the technique arrives in the rest of Europe via England. The textile industry in particular is fully taken with screen printing.

We couldn't imagine a world without screen printing these days. It is by far the most popular printing technique used in the textile industry, but it is also widely used in the glass and porcelain sectors. Screen printing has been applied to any product in the electronic industry one way or another. Screen printing is now used to print a large number of products. 

Screen printing applications:

  • Plastic packaging
  • Beer crates
  • Wastepaper baskets
  • Lunch boxes
  • Computers
  • Printed circuit boards
  • Stickers
  • Billboards
  • T-shirts
  • Toys
  • Name signs
  • Light boxes
  • Advertising signs
  • Rubber rings
  • Lifejackets
  • Art objects