Screen printing is a printing technique whereby printing takes place directly on the product. The product to be printed is entered into a machine, clamped and registered in the registration tools (moulds, duses, etc.). The product is then placed underneath the printing board (the screen). The screen moves, the product moves along, the ink is pressed through the screen by means of a squeegee and the image appears on the product.
This principle is applied to round, oval and flat surfaces. In the case of flat surfaces, the product and screen are stationary and the squeegee moves. Modern machines, printing 6,000 items per hour, in combination with today's UV-dried ink, can achieve full-colour screens of up to 40 l/pcm. ténax can print up to six colours in line. In other words: full-colour + 2 secondary colours, or foil printing, for instance.
The benefits of screen printing
- Extensive durability
- Highly scratch-proof
- Chemical resistance
- Extensive colour fastness
- No problems with osmosis or floating/peeling labels