Printing Methods

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Screen Printing- Manual

  1. Mesh is stapled to a frame to make a screen.
  2. Masking tape is stuck to the underside of the screen.
  3. A stencil is made from paper.
  4. The stencil is placed under the screen but on top of the paper.
  5. Ink is poured at one end of screen.
  6. A squeegee is used to press down and draw ink across screen.
  7. The screen is carefully lifted.
  8. The print is checked before the process is repeated.A print of a red crown on a white sheet is produced by placing a crown-shaped screen over the sheet, then using a red-coated squeegee on the screen. (
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Screen Printing - Flat bed Printing (Industrial)

Industrial flat-bed printing automates the screen printing process, with the fabric moved through the machine on a conveyor belt and the print repeating rapidly.

A green on yellow polka dot pattern is printed onto white fabric using two different screens: one with the yellow background and another with the green polka dot pattern on top. (

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Screen Printing- Rotary Printing (Industrial)

Rotary screen printing uses CAD and roller squeegees. One roller is used for each colour. This is a very fast process used in the continuous printing of furnishing and clothing fabrics.

A green, yellow and orange striped pattern is produced by each roller applying a separate colour. (

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Transfer Printing (manual)

Transfer printing manually using an iron: 

1. Print image onto paper insureing that the image in in reverse.

2. cut out the image leaving a 5mm boarder and lay the image on the t-shirt insuring the shirt is wrikle free.

3.Place a smooth cloth between the soild suface andthe shirt.

4. Iron over the image with the head being set to the highest setting and apply even pressure through circluar mothions. for about 60-90 seconds.

5. leave to cool and then casrfully peal of the image. 

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Transfer Printing (industrial)

Image result for heat transfer printing steps

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Roller Printing (industrial)

1.Engraving design pattern on the copper roller 

2. Alignment of the rollers 

3. Engraved rollers come in contact with the companion roller which has been dipped in the dye paste

4.Doctor blade scrapes the excess dye from the surface of the roller 

5.Fabric passes between the engraved rollers and smooth cylinder rollers 

6.The dye from the shallow areas is pressed on fabric 

7.Back grey absorbs the excess print paste                                                                                 

8.The printed cloth is immediately passed into a drying chamber 

9.The printed cloth is passed into a steam chamber 

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