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What is Screen Printing?

How to Screen Print. Screen PrintingScreen printing allows you to duplicate an image many times using a stencil placed on a printing frame. The frame has a fine mesh fabric stretched across it. This allows the ink to penetrate through to the surface below. Ink will not pass through the areas where the stencil has been placed.

The ink is dragged across the frame using a squeegee to ensure the ink is evenly distributed and the areas of fabric or paper masked by the stencil remain untouched.

When the print has dried, additional applications can be made. Use different stencils until you have a printed image of more than one colour. Great examples of these can be seen on the Andy Warhol website. We offer a wide choice of screen printing supplies, ranging from the Speedball Fabric and Paper Screen Printing kits for beginners, through to the range of Selectasine binders and pigments for professionals, tutors and students.

The Speedball Screen Printing inks provide a ready-mixed solution for printing onto fabrics, card, paper, vinyl, and wall paper. While the Selectasine range of pigments and binders allow for variations such as a puff effect, metallic and pearl finishes.

The Speedball Fabric Screen Printing inks, and the Selectasine binders & pigments, can all be made permanent when printed on fabric by allowing to cure and then setting with the heat from a domestic iron. Screen printed fabrics are washable at 40°C.

Want More?

Just explore the possibilities! You can print designs onto curtains, bedding, and cushion covers to decorate your home, or customise scarves and t-shirts with logos or icons. Please browse our Screen Printing section for further information on these products.

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