What is silk-screen printing?

Silk-screen printing is one of the most popular printing techniques, and is the most-used by companies when printing designs onto products of different sizes and materials.

It has been used for more than 100 years in the commercial and artistic sector and is mainly used for printing images and designs on T-shirts, tote bags, paper, wood, ceramics and other materials.

There are different types of silk-screen printing, depending on the aim and the printing process used. Among them, we can find serigraphy for the graphic design sector, serigraphy for the art sector and textile printing, which is what interests us most.

What is silk-screen printing?

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How does Silk-screen printing work?

In order to print using the silk-screen printing technique, different materials are used. To start with, the printing frame is created, or rather, the design is printed onto a sheet so that the ink can be transferred.

The frame is placed on the T-shirt and with the help of a scraper the colours are screened (one layer for each colour, up to a maximum of four colours).

Whenever applying a layer with the frame ink, it is left to dry and then can be used for another application.

In spite of its craftsmanship in recent years, silk-screen printing has become more modern, and there is now ink and machinery available that enables us to obtain results of superfine quality.

For this reason, nowadays there are more and more companies that decide to opt for silk-screen printing when creating T-shirts and other items with their logo.

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What are the benefits of silk-screen printing?

- Excellent quality-price ratio for large print runs
- Perfect colour reproduction
- Durability of personalised items
- Printouts that are resistant to many washing procedures

Silk-screen printing is recommended for designs of up to four spot colours, for example logos, phrases and simple graphic designs. For short runs and more complex printouts such as photographs or designs with gradations, digital printing is recommended. Here is a table for comparing the two techniques and choosing the one that best suits your business:

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As manufacturers, at Camaloon we have full control of the whole process from order to shipping, to assure the greatest quality of the product and efficiency of the service.

We offer fast delivery in 48 hours and large bulk-order discounts.On our website you can easily upload your designs and logos, or get creative with our designing tool.

Before checking out, you can preview the stickers with your prints to ensure it looks exactly as you imagined.

We will also validate your design once we receive the order to ensure it is in the correct formats and quality for printing.

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