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Screen Printing - The Meesha Method

 

Screen printing is the core of our business and is most widely used by us for garment printing, It is more versatile than traditional printing techniques and the inks can be used to work with a variety of materials, such as textiles, ceramics, wood, paper, glass, metal, and plastic.


As a result, Screen Printing is used in many different industries, including:

 

- Clothing and Apparel

- Decals

- Medical Devices

- Printed Electronics including circuit board printing

- Plastics

- Product labels

- Signs and displays

- Snowboard graphics

- Textile fabric

- Thick film technology

 

 

Here are a few definitions of the type of screen printing available at Meesha Graphics.  

 

Plastisol Ink

 

This is the most common ink used in commercial garment decoration. Good colour opacity onto dark garments and clear graphic detail with, as the name suggests, a more plasticized texture. This print can be made softer with special additives or heavier by adding extra layers of ink. Plastisol inks require heat (approx. 150°C (300°F) for many inks) to cure the print.

 

PVC and Phthalate Free Inks       


This is the ECO Friendly option to Plastisol based inks,  They are bio-degradable and are most commonly used with children’s clothing and adhere to Eco friendly company directives.


The technical bit –


It is formulated to be free from any chemicals toxic to health carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotixic. This ink is also formaldehyde free.


This is relatively new breed of ink and printing with the benefits of plastisol but without the two main toxic components.

 

Discharge inks


Used to print lighter colours onto dark background fabrics, they work by removing the dye in the garment – this means they leave a much softer texture. They are less graphic in nature than plastisol inks, and exact colours are difficult to control, but especially good for distressed prints and underbasing on dark garments that are to be printed with additional layers of plastisol.

 

Expanding ink (Puff Print)

 

This is used as an additive to plastisol inks which raises the print off the garment, creating a 3D feel.

 

Flocking

 

This consists of a glue printed onto the fabric and then foil or flock (or other special effect) material is applied for a mirror finish or a velvet touch.

 

Four colour process or the CMYK model

 

Artwork is created and then separated into four colours (CMYK) which combine to create the full spectrum of colours needed for photographic prints. This means a large number of colours can be simulated using only 4 screens, reducing costs, time, and set-up. The inks are required to blend and are more translucent, meaning a compromise with vibrancy of colour.

 

Glitter/Shimmer


Metallic flakes are suspended in the ink base to create this sparkle effect. Usually available in gold or silver but can be mixed to make most colours.

 

Gloss

 

A clear base laid over previously printed inks to create a shiny finish.

 

Metallic


This is similar to glitter, but smaller particles suspended in the ink. A glue is printed onto the fabric, then nanoscale fibers applied on it.

 

Nylobond


A special ink additive for printing onto technical or waterproof fabrics.

 

Water-Based inks


Water based inks penetrate the fabric more than the plastisol inks and create a much softer feel. Ideal for printing darker inks onto lighter coloured garments. Also useful for larger area prints where texture is important. Some inks require heat or an added catalyst to make the print permanent.

 

We have substantial knowledge of all aspects of screen printing elements and here at Meesha – we have over 150 years of collective experience in the Screen printing industry.

 

Screen Printing is a great cost effective option for producing high volumes of printed clothing & bags.


It offers a matt finish & is a great way for producing a quality print on to your chosen product. Screen printed garments wash & will be durable & long lasting, but to do this you must adhere to the recommend washing instructions.


When screen printing, one colour at a time is applied and therefore the cost will increase with each additional colour. Likewise a separate screen is required for each colour, and hence, screen charges may be uneconomical if only a small quantity of clothing is required.


Samples of print techniques are available at request – This way, together we can choose which method of printing suits your needs.

 

To enquire about screen printing please contact us on info@meeshagroup.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

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