What Are the Advantages And Disadvantages Of Screen Printing?
Feb 18, 2020
Screen printing is one of the most popular printing method that printers use to apply artworks on a substrate. It is an effective printing method for industrial garment decorators who make money printing on clothing products like T-shirt, cap, trousers as well as custom patches.
How Screen Printing Works?
Screen printing uses a screen to apply ink on a substrate. The screen allows the ink to pass onto the substrate. The printer uses a squeegee to stroke over the screen in order to apply the artwork onto a material which is put in a flat platen.
The front stroke fills the screen with ink, while the reverse stroke forces the ink in the screen to come into contact with the substrate. Ultimately, the artwork is created on a substrate after several gentle stroking by the printer.
Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of screen printing:
It is a Suitable Printing Technique For Larger Runs of Prints
Screen printing is the most suitable printing technique for making prints on large number of substrates. Unlike other printing method, it can produce highly vibrant prints on dozens of substrates without affecting the quality of print. You can print dozens of T-shirts as well as print physical logos or custom embroidered patches which are used on the garments and uniforms.
The Print Result Is Outstanding
Unlike other printing method, screen printing can create highly beautiful designs on a substrate. It can create eye-popping prints in full color on any type of substrate.
Whether you need to print highly vibrant colors on a garment or want to create multiple graphic elements in a print, screen printing is the solution to create extremely sublime artworks on any substrate.
It Creates Durable Prints
Screen printing is known for its durable prints since it uses a plastisol ink which is known for its robustness. A screen print can last longer than prints made from any other available printing method.
It is a Costly Printing Method
One of the major drawbacks of screen printing is that it has a higher production cost since it uses different screens to produce different colors on a substrate. So it can be a costly printing method for you if you want to produce prints in multiple colors.
It is an Intensive Printing Process
Screen printing goes through various stages to create prints on a substrate. It requires a larger printing facility to produce prints. To create a print, you have to perform a number of jobs from setting the screen frame and exposing the film to applying the emulsion and changing the screen after every print. In other words, it is a highly intensive task which slows down the process of production.
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